Liuzhou Forest City

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Liuzhou Forest City
Location of Liuzhou City jurisdiction in Guangxi
Location of Liuzhou City jurisdiction in Guangxi
CountryPeople's Republic of China
RegionGuangxi
Government
 • ArchitectStefano Boeri
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Geography[edit]

Liuzhou is located on the banks of the Liu River, at an approximate distance of 255 km (158 mi) from Nanning, the regional capital. Liuzhou Forest City will be built to the north of Liuzhou, in the mountains of Guangxi.

History[edit]

Liujiang men, one of the earliest modern human species are found in this region. It has a continuous history of 2,100 years.[1] Nearby city Liuzhou was found in 111 B.C., then it was known as Tanzhong.[2]

China has recorded one of the highest rate of urbanisation, with 14 million inhabitants migrating to cities each year.[3] Forest city is a project initiated in China to fight environmental pollution.[4] The masterplan of the city was uploaded by Liuzhou Municipality Urban Planning in 2017.[3]

Design[edit]

The concept of this city started right after the success of Vertical Forest in Milan.[5] Forest City was being developed in an area of 1.75 km2 (0.68 sq mi) to host around 30,000 citizens. All the constructions and buildings like offices, houses, hotels, hospitals and schools will be entirely covered by plants and trees to fight atmospheric pollution. The city will host 40,000 trees and almost 1 million plants of 100 different species. This city is planned to absorb around 10,000 tons of CO2, 57 tons of  pollutants and produce about 900 tons of oxygen per year.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shen, G.; Wang, W.; Wang, Q.; Zhao, J.; Collerson, K.; Zhou, C.; Tobias, P. V. (2002). "U-Series dating of Liujiang hominid site in Guangxi, Southern China". Journal of Human Evolution. 43 (6): 817–829. doi:10.1006/jhev.2002.0601. PMID 12473485.
  2. ^ Hump Express, Vol. 1, 25. "Liuchow Victory Complete as Chinese Force Enters Smashed and Burned City Archived 2012-04-25 at the Wayback Machine". India China Division, Air Transport Command, 5 July 1945.
  3. ^ a b "Liuzhou forest city". Stefano Boeri Architetti. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  4. ^ "Diseñan la primera "ciudad bosque" para combatir la contaminación". National Geographic en Español (in Spanish). 2018-08-09. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  5. ^ McDonald, Frank. "Planning free-for-all has developers reaching for the sky". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  6. ^ edilportale.com s.p.a. "Cina: in cantiere la Città Foresta firmata Stefano Boeri Architetti". Archiportale. Retrieved 2019-06-04.