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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Wooden skyscrapers could be the future for cities | The Economist

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Wooden skyscrapers are an ambitious and innovative solution to the problems posed by urbanisation. Not only are they faster to build, they have smaller carbon footprints than high-rises made of concrete and steel.

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The future of skyscrapers | Grist

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How much CO2 would a skyscraper save if a skyscraper was made of wood?

Wooden skyscrapers are already a thing in Europe and Canada. Now, they’re becoming more popular in the U.S. How do they work and what do they mean for the future of cities?

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Fast Facts | Mass Timber

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Did you know mass timber is a building material that’s as strong as steel, lighter than concrete, fire resistant, and carbon friendly?

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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.

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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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