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‘Forest cities’: the radical plan to save China from air pollution

Facebook is poised to become a major player in disaster response

It’s been more than two years since Facebook introduced “safety check,” a tool that lets users mark themselves as “safe” after a natural disaster or other crisis. For its next act of corporate do-goodery, the social network is building that feature out with real-world logistical support.

Facebook today launched “community help,” a subset of safety check that will help users find, receive, and offer help in the event of a crisis. Help, in this case, has a distinctly practical meaning: food, water, transportation, housing.

“We know Facebook can be doing more to help…

 

‘Forest cities’: the radical plan to save China from air pollution

forest-cities

When Stefano Boeri imagines the future of urban China he sees green, and lots of it. Office blocks, homes and hotels decked from top to toe in a verdant blaze of shrubbery and plant life; a breath of fresh air for metropolises that are choking on a toxic diet of fumes and dust.

Last week, the Italian architect, famed for his tree-clad Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) skyscraper complex in Milan, unveiled plans for a similar project in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing.

The Chinese equivalent – Boeri’s first in Asia – will be composed of two neighbouring towers coated with 23 species of tree and more than 2,500 cascading shrubs. The structures will reportedly house offices, a 247-room luxury hotel, a museum and even a green architecture…

 

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