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Stefano Boeri Architetti's Smart Forest City Cancun combines greenery and technology
POSTED 28 Oct 2019 . BY Stu Robarts
An electric and autonomous mobility system will transport individuals around a system of smart paths Credit: Stefano Boeri Architetti
Stefano Boeri has taken his Forest City concept to Mexico, with the new 557 ha (1,376ac) Smart Forest City Cancun to incorporate 400ha (988ac) of green space, 7,500,000 plants and 2.3 trees per inhabitant.

In addition to public parks and private gardens, greenery will feature in green roofs and façades, helping the city to absorb 116,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually.

The city is designed for developer Grupo Karim's and with input from climate-responsive engineering firm Transsolar to be entirely food and energy self-sufficient.

It will be surrounded by a ring of solar panels for providing power and by irrigated agricultural fields for growing food.

Water is to be collected in a basin at the edge of the city with desalination facilities before being distributed via navigable canals and underwater pipes, while water gardens around the city will be used in part to combat flooding.

An electric and autonomous mobility system proposed by Mobility in Chain will allow individuals to leave their vehicles at the edges of the city and be transported around an internal system of smart paths, minimising transport emissions.

The aim is also to run a fully circular economy within the city, with waste minimised and resources continually reused.

A centre for advanced research will be built for exploring sustainability issues and the future of the planet.

Construction of Stefano Boeri Architetti's Liuzhou Forest City in China began in 2017 and is scheduled to be completed next year.
Smart Forest City Cancun is located south of Cancun Credit: Stefano Boeri Architetti
The city will absorb 116,000 tons (105,000 tonnes) of carbon dioxide a year Credit: The Big Picture
Smart Forest City Cancun will cover 557 ha (1,376ac) Credit: The Big Picture
Water is to be collected in a basin at the edge of the city being distributed via navigable canals and underwater pipes Credit: Stefano Boeri Architetti
The city will be surrounded by a ring of solar panels for providing power Credit: Stefano Boeri Architetti
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Stefano Boeri Architetti's Smart Forest City Cancun combines greenery and technology
BY Stu Robarts

An electric and autonomous mobility system will transport individuals around a system of smart paths

An electric and autonomous mobility system will transport individuals around a system of smart paths
photo: Stefano Boeri Architetti

Stefano Boeri has taken his Forest City concept to Mexico, with the new 557 ha (1,376ac) Smart Forest City Cancun to incorporate 400ha (988ac) of green space, 7,500,000 plants and 2.3 trees per inhabitant.

In addition to public parks and private gardens, greenery will feature in green roofs and façades, helping the city to absorb 116,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually.

The city is designed for developer Grupo Karim's and with input from climate-responsive engineering firm Transsolar to be entirely food and energy self-sufficient.

It will be surrounded by a ring of solar panels for providing power and by irrigated agricultural fields for growing food.

Water is to be collected in a basin at the edge of the city with desalination facilities before being distributed via navigable canals and underwater pipes, while water gardens around the city will be used in part to combat flooding.

An electric and autonomous mobility system proposed by Mobility in Chain will allow individuals to leave their vehicles at the edges of the city and be transported around an internal system of smart paths, minimising transport emissions.

The aim is also to run a fully circular economy within the city, with waste minimised and resources continually reused.

A centre for advanced research will be built for exploring sustainability issues and the future of the planet.

Construction of Stefano Boeri Architetti's Liuzhou Forest City in China began in 2017 and is scheduled to be completed next year.



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