MONTH 3: Call of the Wild

As our cities grow and the human ecological footprint increases, the health and biodiversity of surrounding ecosystems is at risk. Between 300 million and 1 billion birds die each year from building collisions. Studies have also shown that the DNA and skillets of certain species differs from their woodland counterparts in order to survive the hardships of our urban concrete jungles. This week’s topic explores the impacts in wildlife and their resiliency in our urban environment, design projects and initiatives, and the benefits of biophilic design.

  • Wildlife is clearly trying to adapt – but are we? 
  • Should equality in design consider these inhabitants as major influencers, currently underrepresented in design?
  • How can we build safer environments for wildlife?