In cities, can people and trees co-exist?

The architect of Bosco Verticale in Milan, believes that yes. He designed a pair of residential towers situated in the heart of the Porta Nuova district in Milan that is home to over 21,000 trees, shrubs, and perennial plants as well as 300 human residents occupying apartments. The vegetation converts an average of 44,000 pounds of carbon annually along with mitigating noise pollution from street traffic. The towers are entirely energy self-sufficient, utilizing renewable energy from solar panels and filtered wastewater to sustain the buildings sustainable life.

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