David Seiter and Nancy Seaton at Metro Hort's General Meeting, "Urban Adapted: Plants In Tough Places"
Large parks and preserves are just one component of a city’s nature. Less celebrated, but more common, are the dislocated patches of green found on streets, lots, roofs, and walls. When stitched together, these fragments contribute to the ecological performance of the city; this is also how Future Green Studio positions their collection of designed urban interventions. As opposed to large-scale projects, often tied to urban planning and development, the aggregation of small, tactical insertions bear an impressive impact on the livability of our cities.
Future Green will present an overview of their design framework, highlighting several of their projects and plant palettes. Inspired by the plant adaptations that allow urban flora to survive in a variety of harsh habitats, Future Green Studio sees opportunities rather than limitations in the extreme environmental conditions found in urban landscapes. FGS will share some of the innovative ways they are using plants in unlikely places and conditions, which alter typical streetscape profiles to create more verdant cities.