BIOTOPE CITY is a multilingual journal about the City as Nature. The journal offers a platform for experiences and experiments that show a successful integration of nature in the city. It is looking for new forms of urbanity which combine higt density with space for nature, for flora and fauna, creating an integral sustainable urban environment and a healthy living climate. BIOTOPE CITY is edited by the Foundation Biotope City.
  • offers a platform for experiments and experiences that show a successful integration of nature and city. Looking for new forms for urbanity which combine high density with space for nature, for flora and fauna, creating an integral sustainable environment and a healthy living climate.
  • will bring theoretical reflections, research results, projects and experiences from different cities in different countries.
  • will stimulate engaged discussion and practice among all concerned with the construction of sustainable urban living conditions: architects, urban planners, traffic planners, civil engineers, landscape architects,housing managers, biologists, sociologists, politicians e. a.

BIOTOPE CITY JOURNAL

BIOTOPE CITY JOURNAL

 

First forest tower in social housing – planted in the Netherlands

First forest tower in social housing – planted in the Netherlands

Largely unnoticed by the experts, a special feature in the field of housing stands in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, a city of about 250,000 inhabitants: a Dutch 'Bosco vertical' - but not for rich residents, like the world-famous building in Milan, but a Bosco vertical...

Photovoltaic Plantscapes

Photovoltaic Plantscapes

It is a generally accepted requirement that green buildings combined with photovoltaic (PV) energy generation should be increasingly used in cities. However, photovoltaics, the necessary substructure and greening structure must be carefully coordinated. The aim of...

The Hidden Treasures of the Biotope City Wienerberg at Vienna

The Hidden Treasures of the Biotope City Wienerberg at Vienna

The Biotope City neighborhood in Vienna is attracting a lot of attention, visits and tours are the order of the day. But most of the sustainable and climate-efficient features are not easily or not at all visible. They are 'hidden treasures'. In order to track them...

What does biodiversity cost the taxpayer?

What does biodiversity cost the taxpayer?

Unaffordable, especially now in view of the pandemic’s national debt? Christoph Küffer calculates the costs against the profits using Switzerland as an example.

10 Theses on the sustainable, climate-friendly City of the Future

10 Theses on the sustainable, climate-friendly City of the Future

Climate change is on everyone's lips. At first glance, today's climate change, beginning with industrialisation in the 19th century, is a local / regional / Earth-wide increase in temperature and weather extremes. But more and more people feel that serious changes are...

The Biotope City Quartier Wienerberg – what is so special with it?

The Biotope City Quartier Wienerberg – what is so special with it?

Biotope City Wienerberg is a neighbourhood that has broken new ground in many areas. In this it is part of the great tradition of Viennese housing construction, which for 100 years has repeatedly gone far beyond what was common practice in housing construction at the...

Greener track and surroundings

Greener track and surroundings

https: www.spoorbeeld.nl NS, ProRail and Bureau Spoorbouwmeester Netherlands have plans to make the stations and their surroundings greener. Bureau Bosch Slabbers Landscape Architects has produced a handbook "New Handbook for...

BIOTOPE CITY WIENERBERG – a Biotope City for Vienna

BIOTOPE CITY WIENERBERG – a Biotope City for Vienna

In Vienna, a ‘Biotope City’ district is currently under construction. A neighborhood based on the principles of Biotope City: the realization of a dense urban neighborhood as nature in a close juxtaposition…

WILDLIFE IN THE CITY

WILDLIFE IN THE CITY

WILDPARK CITY Helga Fassbinder The formula “The  City as Nature” asks for a definition how one understands by nature. Where to start? Where does it belong? The question is explosive, especially among biologists but also among ordinary people: when nature has...

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