First-ever 'Forest City' to combat China’s pollution

Jun 27, 2017, 6:57 AM EDT
(Source: Andrey Yu/flickr)
(Source: Andrey Yu/flickr)

China, infamous for its menacing levels of air pollution, is working on a vertical “Forest City,” which will have about 40,000 trees and one million plants covering not just the parks, gardens and city streets but also building facades.

The massive amount of green arsenal is estimated to produce nearly 900 tonnes of oxygen annually while soaking up to 10,000 tonnes of C02 and 57 tonnes of pollutants each year, writes New Atlas.

The Forest City in Liuzhou, Guangxi Province, will harness geothermal and solar energy for its power needs, notes Inhabitat.  The futuristic project will also bring down the average city temperature in addition to preserving the biodiversity in the territory.