Our class has chosen the City Challenge “Future-Oriented Buildings.” As part of this overarching theme, I chose to focus on “Vegetation of the School Environment.” I am very interested in biological topics. Especially the question of what role vegetation will play in our cities in the future is very important. On the one hand, it can be assumed that especially plants in cities will suffer from climate change. On the other hand, plants can contribute to lowering temperatures in cities by providing shade and through evaporation. Thus, the selection of appropriate plants in the cities of the future is significant in two ways. Overall, therefore, we can expect to see a rethinking of urban green space development in the coming years.
When considering the vegetation of the school grounds, the question arises as to which plants already exist in the schoolyard today and to what extent they are adapted to climate change. What conditions must the vegetation have in order to survive in the future? Which plants are sustainable? Specifically, I will now address the following research question in my project work:
Can the current vegetation on our school grounds cope with climate change? What should the future vegetation look like?