Something special is stirring up near the Chinese metropolis Liuzhou, where the Chinese are currently building a green forest town with over 40,000 trees and 1 million plants. The nation is badly shaken by air pollution and smog alarm, now a new approach and bringing back to people real quality of life.
The population will probably be around 30,000
Overall, even more trees than humans live in the so-called „Forest City“. The population will soon be around 30,000, a modest number compared to the skyrocketing megacities of the country. The rapid growth of urbanization and its associated environmental problems are among the strongest challenges that China is currently facing; The Waldstadt, which should be completed by 2020, represents a promising solution. Plants contribute enormously to the improvement of the respiratory air, filter dirt particles and enrich the environment with oxygen. In addition, they contribute to the reduction of CO2 and serve as habitat for many different animals. It is of course expected that not only human beings will settle in the Forest City, but also mammals, insects and birds. This creates a diverse biological habitat for all!
The green city has many advantages, but also disadvantages
A green city heats up much less in the summer months than a concrete desert. The greenery ensures that temperatures remain moderate and residents can relax. In addition, the dense canopies swallow a lot of noise and cause it to be much quieter in the Forest City than other major human settlements. These are really a lot of advantages at once, but we should also take a look at the possible disadvantages:
The vegetation needs care and, if it does not rain for a long time, intensive irrigation. This certainly costs a lot of time and money, so that all residents must pull together in order to maintain their green environment permanently. In addition, the greening places high demands on the quality of construction, the houses must be extremely stable, resistant to rooting and long-term exposure to moisture. It is therefore to be expected that only the construction costs reach enormous sums. It is highly likely that people who are financially strong and can afford the expensive living space profit from this.
Environmentally friendly energetic treats
The geothermal heating systems, the numerous solar modules, the eco-friendly suspension railway and the electric vehicle high-speed track are all part of the overall package as sustainable treats. There is no question that this is likely to create a city in which it can truly live, in the utmost harmony with the environment.