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The rising air pollution in China is a matter of concern, but if the country fails to deal with it, it will get worse over the time. However, China is setting examples for other countries, when it comes to ‘green living’ in recent years, with its government announcing that it has completed the construction of the world’s largest floating solar farm.
The first ‘Forest City’ is under construction in Liuzhou, Guangxi Province designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti. The city will be hosting 30,000 people, which will absorb almost 10,000 tonnes of CO2 and 57 tonnes of pollutant per year. It will help in producing approximately 900 tonnes of oxygen. The forest city is commissioned by Liuzhou Municipality Urban Planning.
Everything in the city will be covered by plants i.e. from residential areas to hospitals and schools. Around 1 million plants of over 100 species and 40,000 trees will be planted in Liuzhou Forest City.
Mr Boeri’s website states, “The diffusion of plants, not only in the parks and gardens or along the streets, but also over building facades, will allow the energy self-sufficient city to contribute to improve the air quality (absorbing both CO2 and fine dust of 57 tons per year), to decrease the average air temperature, to create noise barriers and to improve the biodiversity of living species, generating the habitat for birds, insects and small animals that inhabit the Liuzhou territory”.
The city will be entirely wired and connected to Liuzhou with a high-speed rail line used by electric cars and the project is slated for completion in 2020.
Such projects should be started in the capital of the India, Delhi, which remains engulfed with a layer of smog in winters.
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