Hedgehogs in your garden

Manual natural roofs

Handbook Bird Friendly glass

Malmö point system for nature inclusive measurements

Note_on nature inclusive building, Municipality of The Hague annual programme 2018 annual report 2017

Literature list Building for Biodiversity (2017)

Program for Animals  (PVE der Dieren; Dutch)


Download the annual program 2017.

Biography Master Class Working with Nature

Brochure Garden Terwijde

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Brochures Exhibition Building for Biodiversity

Research reader LAB team

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Research results

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Exhibition panels

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Pilot Cruquius

2015 Building for Biodiversity Symposium report

10 Tips for City Makers / Launching a Road Map to a Biodiverse City:
1.  Work with the right partners from the start and match your ambitions
2.  Biodiversity is multidisciplinary. Build ‘knowledge-bridges‘ between the disciplines
3.  Inform decision makers and clients about the value of biodiversity in their ‘own language‘
4.  Care for and take advantage of outside pressure to help your plan ahead
5.  Free ride on other developments such as green, climate. ‘If you do it, do it biodiverse’
6.  Inspire your client
7.  For all questions: put on biodiverse glasses. This way of looking helps making decisions
8.  As a designer, take a step back, do not design everything
9.  Do not center the human being, remove it from its base and look wider
10. Have staying power, to many stakeholders, what you are doing is new

Bonus tips
11.  Distribute your message widely and ensure awareness among a broad audience
12.  Start with education, reach students the tools to transfer knowledge and to get partners

* spatial designers, developers, managers, placemakers, administrators, biologists, ecologists, everyone with a professional interest in a more biodiverse city.

The tips come from Nicole Pfoser, Maike van Stiphout, Jip Louwe Kooijmans, Larry Bath and Stefano Boeri. Collected by Dave Wendt (Arcam) and Mathias Lehner (lehner gunther).

– watch interview with Stefano Boeri here
– download Buildings Greening Energy by Nicole Pfoser
– download full version in German: Gebäude Begrünung Energie
– download a summary of greening potentials by Nicole Pfoser for Biotope City

External publications
Buildings Greening Energy EN by Nicole Pfoser
Gebäude Begrünung Energie DEU by Nicole Pfoser
Summmary of greening potentials by Nicole Pfoser for Biotope City