Bennie Meek

Department: Social Design

A new application for urban green

In the Netherlands greenery has evolved
into “cultural” nature, to be used and
appreciated by people. Recently, this use
has changed. The de-stressing and relaxing
qualities of greenery have become important
in the functioning of modern society. They
are most needed in urban areas.

The design of contemporary city greenery
is not addressing this demand sufficiently.
In this thesis I explore new applications and
uses of urban greenery and propose a new
typology of city greenery.

This proposal includes a new kind of open
pavement that will improve the inner city
climate in Eindhoven. Furthermore, it will
help reducing the pollution of the Dommel
river that is connected to the overuse of the
drainage system.

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Photographs: Femke Rijerman