Green spaces, parks, and gardens connect people in cities to nature and plants filter the air, reducing carbon dioxide levels in green urban areas significantly.
It is estimated that more than 60% of the land projected to become urbanised in the next 20 years is currently undeveloped. Most of the growth is expected to take place in what are today small and medium-sized cities, creating a great opportunity to ensure a better balance between the built environment and nature.
Quality of life and biodiversity can be improved through inclusion of green spaces. Vertical forests are now possible and, through wall and rooftop gardens, cities can also incorporate some aspects of food production.
"60% of the land projected to become urban by 2030 is currently undeveloped"
Professional Commission First Prize Winner for his series “Árnes”.
Professional Commission Second Prize Winner for his series of images from Dakar, Senegal.