Green Infrastructure

Green Infrastructure and Wildlife Conservation

These resources document green infrastructure’s ability to preserve biodiversity especially when selecting native plants to help pollinators, like bees and butterflies, and other wildlife. 

Alvey, A. 2006. Promoting and preserving biodiversity in the urban forest  Exit. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 5:195–201.

Cornelis, J., and M. Hermy. 2004. Biodiversity relationships in urban and suburban parks in Flanders. Landscape and Urban Planning 69(4):385–401.

Lundholm, J. 2006. Green roofs and facades: A habitat template approach (PDF)(15 pp, 415 K, About PDF) ExitUrban Habitats 4(1):87–101.

Oberndorfer, E., J. Lundholm, et al. 2007. Green roofs as urban ecosystems: Ecological structures, functions, and services Exit. BioScience 57(10):823–833.

University College Dublin. 2008. Green City Guidelines: Advice for the protection and enhancement of biodiversity in medium to high-density urban development Exit. UCD Urban Institute Ireland, Dublin, IE.