The dramatic decline in biodiversity threatens the ecosystem of our planet and thus our habitat on a global scale. Architecture and building have a profound impact on animal survival and species conservation as a whole. Planners need to develop a new awareness for this responsibility and re-examine the way we built, taking animal co-habitation into account.
The ANCB programme Spaces and Species aims to raise this awareness, communicate it into all areas of society, create new networks and support further education for architects, planners and designers on the topic. How can biodiversity be practicably integrated into planning processes or certifications? What is the connection between biodiversity and climate protection in cities? How can we integrate new materials/techniques that favor biodiversity? How is it possible to achieve a wider acceptance, live together and share spaces with fauna and flora?