21 Jul

China has a new idea to fight air pollution: ‘Forest Cities’

Mockup from Stefano Boeri Architetti

CNN has a story on plans for a new ‘forest city’ to be built in southern China.

“Newly unveiled plans for Liuzhou Forest City, designed by the Italian firm Stefano Boeri Architettito be built in southern China, certainly seem to fit the bill […] Eventually, up to 30,000 people could call the Forest City home. […] The plant life is expected to absorb almost 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 57 tons of pollutants per year, and produce 900 tons of oxygen a year, while also decreasing the air temperature and providing a new habitat for displaced wildlife. […] Construction is set to begin in 2020.”