Biodiversity working group
The Biodiversity working group in the School of Architecture is exploring biodiversity integration within the built environment, with a specific focus on buildings. Presently the group is undertaking a review of current literature in this area and the global context for research and teaching within schools for architecture in relation to biodiversity.
Funded by: School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University
Melissa Kinnear’s undergraduate and postgraduate design architecture studios at Oxford Brookes University are focusing on biodiversity in architecture through the theme “Flourish”.
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