How cities can become green?
Here are some good examples from Europe
- December 09, 2017 10:30
- Monika Dimitrova
Urbanization is inevitable for the modern world, but that does not mean citizens are turning their backs on nature.The United Nations claim that 2/3 of the world's population will live in cities by 2050. This means that it will become more and more difficult to cope with the enormous increase in urbanized areas and the loss of nature, so more and more efforts are being made in different ways to improve urban development and care about nature at the same time.
Take France, for example. The former Renault factory in Boulogne was turned into a school specially designed to promote flora and fauna. The building has a green roof creating healthy environment for the city's children and enables students to touch a true ecosystem.
In Italy, the new library of Milan will be full of trees and plants, not only books. There will be over 450 trees and 90,000 plants. “La Biblioteca degli alberi” will cover an area of 3,500 m² in the heart of the city and is scheduled to be ready in 2018.
In England, an £81m residential area in the southeast, with 2,450 new homes, is welcoming more wildlife. The housing development makes use of “swift bricks”, which allow birds to make nests without causing damage.There are houses for bats, sparrows other species built into the structure of the new homes. Another part involves corridors of hedges and spaces planted with wildflowers to attract bees and insects.
Source: World Economic Forum
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