Article by a landscape designer sharing personal experience and 15 ways native plants can be used in sustainable urban landscapes.
(2008) Native Plants Journal. Native plants have a potential role to play in making our cities sustainable and in reducing carbon emissions. The author presents, based on experience as a landscape designer, 15 possible applications of native plants in sustainable urban systems. These range from passive solar retrofits to greywater systems and are loosely arranged into the general headings of the urban forest, water conservation, and “grow your own.”