This is a guest post from Antonina of OpenBuildings - a community-driven and openly editable encyclopaedia of buildings from around the world. It’s a database of historic, contemporary and conceptual architecture that exists as a website and application for iPhone, and since last week - Android, which enable users to find, learn about and share nearby buildings of architectural merit.

Rising sustainability concerns over the last decade have brought about a fascinating new tendency in landscape concepts for development and renewal of urban and even industrial areas. Nature is coming back to cities and that’s a wonderful opportunity for us to get back to it too. Experience the mesmerizing beauty of these nature bites inserted into urban context and let’s hope this is the future of landscape architecture!

James Corner Field Operations & Diller Scofidio + Renfro: The High Line

10 Nature Inspired Urban Renewal Designs

10 Nature Inspired Urban Renewal Designs

Mayfield Organic Lavender Farm

10 Nature Inspired Urban Renewal Designs

10 Nature Inspired Urban Renewal Designs

Albert Kahn & William McDonough + Partners: Ford River Rouge Complex

10 Nature Inspired Urban Renewal Designs

10 Nature Inspired Urban Renewal Designs

Burckhardt+Partner AG & Raderschall: MFO Park

10 Nature Inspired Urban Renewal Designs

10 Nature Inspired Urban Renewal Designs

West 8: Garden of 10 000 Bridges

10 Nature Inspired Urban Renewal Designs

10 Nature Inspired Urban Renewal Designs

coLAB studio: Bird and Butterfly Garden

10 Nature Inspired Urban Renewal Designs
10 Nature Inspired Urban Renewal Designs

Balmori Associates: Bilbao Jardín

10 Nature Inspired Urban Renewal Designs

10 Nature Inspired Urban Renewal Designs

Turenscape: Shanghai Houtan Park

10 Nature Inspired Urban Renewal Designs

10 Nature Inspired Urban Renewal Designs

Urbanarbolismo: Vertical Garden

10 Nature Inspired Urban Renewal Designs

10 Nature Inspired Urban Renewal Designs

Groundlab + Plasma Studio: Flowing Gardens 

10 Nature Inspired Urban Renewal Designs

10 Nature Inspired Urban Renewal Designs