Incorporating recent advances in environmental microbiome research and policy is a major challenge for urban design. We set out a framework for managing construction projects so that multidisciplinary teams of researchers and practitioners can explicitly consider environmental microbiota in design and construction contexts, thereby increasing ecosystem functionality and public health.
- green infrastructure
- microbiome rewilding
- microbiome-inspired green infrastructure
- urban design
- urban microbiome
Watkins, H., Robinson, J. M., Breed, M. F., Parker, B., & Weinstein, P. (2020). Microbiome-inspired green infrastructure: a toolkit for multidisciplinary landscape design. Trends in Biotechnology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tibtech.2020.04.009