From Garden City to Green City

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image © – Stefano Boeri

It’s no secret that architecture wants to be green these days. The upsurge in environmental consciousness over the past decade or so has led to all kinds of spatial expressions of the desire to somehow be in harmony with, or at least kinder to, Mother Nature. But these approaches vary greatly. At one extreme you have massive, unsustainable buildings with a few living walls slapped across their facades; at another end is “climate camp”, which attempts to prove that zero-carbon urbanism is plausible — compost toilets and all.

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