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how we can really reduce pollution in cities

On Wired an article that poses the burning question of how we can really reduce pollution in cities, dangerously increasing in our country and causing 370,000 premature deaths in the EU in 2016. Following the words of Harold Rickenbacker who states that “the first step to addressing air pollution is to fully understand it and make the invisible visible”, architects and designers have the opportunity to combat pollution by designing sustainable buildings that are capable of absorbing CO2 and filtering air particulates such as the Vertical Forest of Milan, decreasing the so-called urban heat island effect. Innovative buildings or regenerated spaces, sustainable and less polluting transport, more efficient public transport and a more conscious urban planning – like Urban Forestry – are among the solutions to follow to reverse the trend, considering environmental education among the issues most important and to highlight, involving various disciplines.

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