China is on the way to creating one of the world’s first “forest cities,” armed with 40,000 trees to fight against air pollution and the emission of toxic gases.
According to an Indy100 report, the city will provide accommodations to approximately 30,000 people. It is expected to absorb almost 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 57 tons of pollutants. It will also produce about 900 tons of oxygen per year due to the abundance of trees and plants.
The city, designed by architect Stefano Boeri
, is under construction at Liuzhou of the Guangxi province in China.
Once constructed, the forest city will have roughly a million plants from 100 different species, along with 40,000 trees planted on every possible surface.
The Forest City of Liuzhou will be connected to the city of Liuzhou through a series of electric cars and fast rail services. Plans are underway to make the city self-sustainable through the use of geothermal and solar energy.
According to architect Boeri’s website, the plants on streets, gardens and even building facades will not only allow the city to improve air quality and decrease average air temperatures, but it will also improve biodiversity by generating a habitat for the wildlife inhabiting the Liuzhou territory.