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VetiVertical City: An Innovative & Sustainable Urban Solution for Shanghai

VetiVertical City:  An Innovative & Sustainable Urban Solution for Shanghai | Shanghai | Scoop.it

Shanghai is one of the Chinese cities with the highest levels of CO2 emissions per capital, and new material applications are being incorporated into architectural designs in order to address these urban issues. Vetiver is a tropical plant with uniquely structural, penetrating roots and the Vetiver System (VS) has been tested for slope stabilization, pollution control and water quality improvement.

 

The proposal for a new type of vertical city, featuring this sustainable technology, pursues dual objectives: first, the purification of wastewater produced by the building in order to recycle it and second, carbon dioxide reduction.

Achieving these goals is possible thanks to the combination between the properties of Vetiver with a new kind of skyscraper: VetiVertical City...


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Cultivating community in Shanghai | Harvard Gazette

Cultivating community in Shanghai | Harvard Gazette | Shanghai | Scoop.it
Harvard Club's McFarlin works to bring alumni closer together | Kate McFarlin, president of the Harvard Club of Shanghai, wears her dual enthusiasms for Harvard and China on her sleeve.
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5 Free things to do in Shanghai, from the Bund to sculpture park to historic sites - Vancouver Sun

5 Free things to do in Shanghai, from the Bund to sculpture park to historic sites - Vancouver Sun | Shanghai | Scoop.it
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SHANGHAI - China's biggest city and financial hub is known for designer boutiques and fine dining.
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Shanghai Festival Unveils Competition Jury and Entries - Hollywood Reporter

Shanghai Festival Unveils Competition Jury and Entries - Hollywood Reporter | Shanghai | Scoop.it
Hollywood Reporter Shanghai Festival Unveils Competition Jury and Entries Hollywood Reporter HONG KONG – The Shanghai International Film Festival has announced the list of jurors who will join British filmmaker Tom Hooper in choosing the winner of...
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