In recent years, wild animals such as foxes, beavers and sheep have been conquering the city and become urban dwellers just like humans. Topos 101 investigates the impact our charismatic new neighbours have on the urban sphere, and on our approach to urban wildlife.
The issue features topical research ranging from wildlife management to infrastructure planning and educational efforts. How can landscape architects and urban planners adjust their designs in ways that allow animals to make their home in the city? Topos 101 presents answers and solutions.
Photographer Sam Hobson tracks creatures in the city
MAKING ROOM FOR LIFE
The Biophilic Cities Network
Are trees social creatures or even human?
TAMING THE SHREW
Animal Aided Design: How to plan with the beasts
An interview with Berlin’s former wildlife consultant Derk Ehlert
WAR OF THE GAZES
How Hollywood and its media mechanisms influence
our view on animals
BE(E)ING ON TOP
Urban space as dining room for bees
COMPANION SPECIES WANTED
How to promote animal life in urban cores
The constructed world of fauna
NATURE AS SPECTACLE
Wilderness among us: Is there an expiry date on the institution of the zoo?
THE WILD CONTINUUM
How to create cityscapes that celebrate humans’kinship with other species
NATURE NEEDS NUTURING
Woolly beasts – The loss of landscape by overgrazing