Forest Champion Spotlight | Michael Green
Building the skylines of the future
As our cities continue to grow, so do the challenges they face: increased pollution and waste; increased demands on aging infrastructure; a growing need for affordable housing; a widening socio-economic gap; and a changing climate that sees the costs for clean air, water, and more continue to rise.
Cities have long been labs for innovation. So, while these challenges continue to stack and increase in complexity, they also represent one of the most compelling opportunities in a generation to reimagine the way society lives, works, and plays --moving our cities from climate problems, to climate solutions.
Meet Michael Green: Architect of the Future.
Recognizing the opportunity [read: impending need] for these solutions in our cities, Michael Green is pushing the limits of sustainable architecture using mass timber to create beautiful, affordable, resilient, climate-positive buildings optimized for storing carbon. This is a climate game-changer for cities.
As one of the earliest and most prominent champions of mass timber architecture and forest solutions, Michael Green is working with some of the world’s most iconic brands, tech companies, and construction disruptors to bring these solutions to cities around the globe.
One building at a time, he’s working to reimagine our cities for the future.
And thankfully, cities have an ace up their sleeve: forests.
TedTalks | 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.