Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Based on his MSc in Tropical Forestry from Wageningen University, Joris G.W.F. Voeten uses plant growth to create livable, sustainable and healthy green cities for people. By designing and developing new systems to create functional green space in cities, such as innovative, usable and multifunctional green rooftops and sustainable trees in streetscapes, the aim is to bring the circular ecosystem approach in to urban development.
Energy savings, stormwater attenuation, material re-use, biodiversity and urban heat island mitigation play a key role in all of the designs and concepts, each with its own structure, use, circular water management system, substrate and plant species selection.
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