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A Bold Vision for an Urban Forest

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:09 pm
by edfrank
A Bold Vision for an Urban Forest
Kaid Benfield Jan 10, 2012

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/design ... orest/912/


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Italian architect Stefano Boeri dreams big and green. He has created six bold, transformational "ideas for a bio-diverse metropolis" that could be installed in and around the city of Milan, to establish "transitional states between the city, nature and agriculture" and provide "energy sources for a new model of urban economics." Visionary and Idealistic, they challenge us to think about cities and the possible in new ways. The concepts were first introduced to the public at an exhibition in Rome last year.
The project’s website: http://www.boeristudio.it/?p=2128
Milan, like every city in the world, today, is at a crossroads.
It can continue growing by eating up agricultural land, woods, natural space, and thus reducing biodiversity and the space available to other species.

Or it can choose to become a bio-diverse metropolis, starting with a new agreement between the city, the natural world and agriculture.
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