Green Grow The Rushes, Oh.
Stefano Boeri is an Italian architect and urban planner on a mission to fight pollution by building high rise buildings covered with plants. The “Bosco Verticale” or “Vertical Forest” in his home city of Milan was one of his first.
He has now set his sights on China and plans eventually to green up Shijiazhuang in northern China, one of the most polluted cities in the world. He is also working on a project in Nanjing.
However, the first of his “forest cities” is to be trialled here in Liuzhou. Two images, described as artist’s impressions have been released. They may be impressions but I fail to see any art!
It has been pointed out by critics that, while his efforts are worthy, they merely deal with the symptoms but not the causes of the pollution.
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