In collaboration with the National University of Singapore and Tongji University in Shanghai, bioSEA’s director Anuj guided students in the MSc. Integrated Sustainable Design Studio to develop an ecological and ecosystem service enhancement strategy for the Baoshan District of Shanghai. The collaboration focused on developing a landscape approach towards greening at the neighbourhood and district scale. We drew design inspiration from Shanghai’s Dongtan wetland reserve, a haven for migratory birds, and proposed a greening plan for the district which led to enhanced migratory bird habitats along the district’s coastlines. We also removed key bottlenecks to animal movement in the landscape which led to improved connectivity for wildlife. Several newly proposed corridors also incorporated human uses of green areas such as community farming and permaculture plots. Ecosystem services of green areas were calculated using the ESII tool and incorporated into urban design.
Visuals by NUS Masters of Landscape Architecture students.
Ecological interactions between green spaces & flora – fauna.
Multiple sites covered in the Baoshan district of Shanghai
Enhancing ecosystem services and patch size, composition and connections by design.