An alternative to green deserts - flower meadows
Since the Middle Ages, the flower meadows have been moved from their natural, rural location to the urban environment. Wild meadows had a positive impact on the quality of Green Infrastructure as they helped increase the biodiversity in the urban environment. However, over the centuries, the role of meadows has been taken over by manicured lawns, which now cover more than 70% of all green urban spaces in the world [Ponte-e-Sousa et al. 2016]. Lawns are found in all gardens, front gardens, public parks, cemeteries, golf courses, and along streets, although it is not the most environmentally friendly design solution. Lawns are green deserts, with low biodiversity and requiring specific expenditure for proper maintenance.