Large-scale urbanisation has posed extreme challenges to the biota of the planet by creating non-permeable barriers to movement, especially in the context of global climate change. From a multi-scale perspective, this chapter discusses the importance of landscape connectivity in facilitating ecological processes and develops a conceptual framework of process-oriented green infrastructures. A study in the Greater Manchester area, UK is used to demonstrate the application of this framework to improve urban landscapes for climate-driven forest migration. The result reveals that the migration process at the metropolitan scale can be facilitated by a large number of stepping stones formed by small landscape interventions at site scales.
|Title of host publication||Nature-Driven Urbanism|
|Subtitle of host publication||Contemporary Urban Design Thinking|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 04 Oct 2019|