China has embarked on an ambitious journey to curb their influence on climate change and pollution by beginning construction on the world’s first “Forest City” in Liuzhou. Italian firm Stefano Boeri Architetti is assigned to work on the project by the Liuzhou Municipality Urban Planning commission, they plan on covering towers with 40,000 trees and 1 million plants from over a hundred species.
The greenery will absorb 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 57 tons of nearby pollutants annually while generating 900 tons of oxygen. Providing locals with clean and encouraging biodiversity.
When the project finishes construction sometime in 2020, it will house nearly 30,000 residents and the buildings will be powered by renewable sources such as solar and geothermal energy.