Shijiazhuang is the city with the highest rate of air pollution in China. The forest city was designed to tackle this issue. ForestCityShijiazhuang is the prototype of a new generation of small, compact and green cities, composed by dozens of tall and middle size buildings – the so called “VerticalForests”– all surrounded by the leaves of trees, shrubs and flowering plants. Every VF grafts the equivalent of thousands of 20.000 square meters (2 ha) of a real forest.
A living wall bursts with vegetation at Paris’s Musée du Quai Branly—a type of green wall that’s catching on in some big cities. These vegetated