Reimagining Our Cities

Scalable solutions to societal challenges.

For the first time in history, more than 50 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050, that number is expected to climb to 70 percent. With a rapidly urbanizing population comes new challenges for society.

Forests – and the products and benefits they provide – are helping society to rethink and reimagine life in our urban landscapes.

FORESTS | Reimagining Our Cities

For the first time in history, more than 50 percent of the world’s population lives in a city. By 2050, that number is expected to climb to 70 percent. With a rapidly urbanizing population comes a new set of challenges for society. Forests are helping us to reshape and reimagine our cities for the future.

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A Wooden Skyscraper?

“Wood is the material that I love most, and I’m going to tell you a story about wood.” Learn why architect Michael Green thinks we should build wooden skyscrapers in this Ted Talks video.

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Houston We Have A Forest

In 2018, America’s space agency is going to send a laser into the galaxies to assess the world’s trees.

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MASS TIMBER | Kyle Freres, Freres Lumber Co.

For more than 90 years, the Freres family has been a steward of Oregon’s forests.

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FORESTS: Reimagining Our Cities

For the first time in history, more than 50 percent of the world’s population lives in a city.

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