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Previously, this blog reported on the proposal of “Vertical Forests” in China to aid in combatting air pollution and increasing air temperature.
“China will accelerate the construction of forest city clusters, aiming to build up six national-level such clusters by 2020, Yicai.com reported.
The six clusters are planned to include the Beijing-Tianjing-Hebei area, the Pearl River Delta and the Yangtze River Delta, as well as the Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan area, the Guanzhong-Tianshui area and middle China.
Peng Youdong, deputy director of the State Forestry Administration, encouraged forestry departments at the provincial level to integrate the construction of forest cities into local economic and social development, and to actively seek loans from financial institutions as well as explore ways to attract social capital.”
“Trees and plants take in carbon dioxide from the air and convert it to oxygen — a process known as photosynthesis. China is using trees as air filters in the world's first "forest city" located in the southern city of Liuzhou. The country has started construction on this endeavor — which is expected to combat air pollution, improve local biodiversity, reduce sound pollution and reduce air temperature — and it is slated to be completed by 2020.”
“The world’s first ‘Forest City,’ created to fight pollution, is now under construction in Liuzhou, Guangxi Province, China.
Designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, a team that develops green projects all around the world, the futuristic Forest City will be home to a community of about 30,000 people.
It will be covered in greenery, including nearly 1 million plants of more than 100 species and 40,000 trees that together absorb almost 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 57 tons of pollutants, and produce approximately 900 tons of oxygen annually.
As a result, Forest City will help to decrease the average air temperature, improve local air quality, create noise barriers, generate habitats, and improve local biodiversity in the region.”
“The pioneering Liuzhou Forest City would be located in a beautiful Karst landscape by the Li River.
It's commissioned by the Liuzhou Municipality Urban Planning and is designed by Italian firm Stefano Boeri Architetti.
Occupying 432 acres, the Liuzhou Forest City is roughly half of the size of the Central Park in New York.
According to the plan, it would be connected to the Liuzhou city centre by a fast railway with electric trains.
The area itself is set to contain residential areas, commercial and recreational spaces, two schools and a hospital.
The sustainable city would be blanketed in 40,000 trees and almost one million plants of over 100 species, which are expected to improve the area's air quality by leaps and bounds.”
This article contains a few illustrations that predict what is planned.
“The goal is that Liuzhou Forest City, which will span 175 hectares, will eventually have the capacity to home 30,000 people. It will contain approximately 100 million plants of over 100 different species and 40,000 trees.”
“The concept of blending the green and urban environments has been attracting plenty of interest in recent years. Boeri’s team is also behind the Nanjing ‘vertical forest’ - two skyscrapers covered in trees and greenery in the east of China, due to be completed in 2018. The Bosco Verticale, which can already be seen in Milan and Singapore, has its own supertree buildings.
Boeri has also come up with a prototype for a larger-scale forest city in Shijiazhuang, one of China’s most polluted cities. Smog is a persistent problem in China, with Beijing and a number of its other major cities put on warning late last year as the authorities issued red alerts.
Planners hope that building with vertical forests will also help to reduce urban sprawl, a growing problem as increasing numbers of people migrate from country to town. Over half of the world’s population now lives in towns and cities, and this number is expected to grow by just under 2% a year.”
Other blog posts related to this topic include:
03/03/2017 China's Vertical Forests
11/17/2017 NYC Green Roofs
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