TreeMania
Take nature online. It might sound crazy, but plugging nature into a city’s existing (and growing) digital infrastructure—where urban ecosystems can be described and represented through technology— might be exactly what the world needs to build the biophilic cities of the future. Introduction We are living in an era of unprecedented growth in cities— the future is decidedly urban. Never before have so many people lived in cities, and of such great magnitude. The United Nations now predicts that the world will have 43 megacities (over 10 million people) by 2030. Three million people are not just moving to cities every single week—they are staying there for the rest of their lives. These days, the entire life-cycle of human beings takes place in cities. In stark contrast to the savannahs in which we evolved, the urban landscape is becoming the default biotope for humankind…