Images of Research: Hope for humanity

Sowing the seeds for greener cities

Category: Hope for humanity


Little specimen bottles with yellow lids filled with soil, roots and little rocks

With so much competition for useful space in towns and cities, ensuring citizens have enough access to nature can be a tall order. However, the key to greener urban spaces lies within these little containers. Our research is developing a living paint, and the potential to grow vertical gardens where ground space is limited. The lichen-embedded paint has numerous benefits: capturing carbon dioxide, detoxifying air and improving biodiversity in our cities.

Entrant: Kimia Witte , Biomedical Engineering

Copyright: Kimia Witte

Funding: Vertical Forest CIC  

Collaborators: Vertical Forest CIC  


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