The city of the future – rural green?

According to the UN, the age of the megacities is approaching: in 2030 there will be 43 cities with more than ten million inhabitants. Cities are the states of tomorrow!

Urbanization – a huge challenge for everyone!

Today, megacities like Mexico City, Beijing or New York are choking on their own smog. Berlin regularly “drowns” because the sewage systems can no longer reliably drain off the ever-increasing rainfall. The list of problems is long and calls for action. The reliable operation of urban infrastructure systems includes concepts for energy and water supply as well as sewage disposal, communication and mobility of their inhabitants.

Metropolitan areas as sustainable oases?

The quality of life in cities can improve with the use of new technologies, as can their air quality. Today’s urban planners therefore have a lot to consider. But the residents themselves are already making their contribution to the sustainability of their cities.

For example, the cultivation of food and green spaces is becoming more and more common. Thus, Singapore created with the Gardens by the Bay a huge park complex full of plants that look gorgeous, filter the air and provide some shade to the inhabitants. In the Big Apple, an initial strategy for urban agriculture and food production was developed as part of the New York Foodplan.

Walls, concrete columns and asphalt are on the retreat in the cities. More and more cities are being planted and greened. Be it hanging gardens or planted roofs – urban farming is a real trend of our time.

Neighbourhood horticultural initiatives, which are also promoted in Germany, make an effective contribution to climate protection. At the same time, they strengthen the cohesion of the city’s inhabitants and invite them to actively work to improve the climate and quality of life in their city. If you want to live in a liveable city tomorrow, follow this example!

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