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The world’s first ‘forest city’ is driving a green architecture surge

The incorporation of plants and trees into schemes has been a growing trend for some time, but now with the start of construction on the world’s first vertical forest city in Liuzhou, China, and the announcement of projects such as MVRDV and SDK Vastgoed’s sustainable housing complex in Eindhoven, it is advancing to a whole new level. Philip Kleinfeld asks whether this is the start of a new approach to urban development or a passing design fad.


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