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Old Posted Nov 13, 2016, 7:05 PM
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Future of cities?

What might cities be like in the future around the year 2050? One of the building trends that I notice a lot is green roofs. I notice that a lot of cities are starting to add green spaces to their buildings. How will skylines evolve by 2050 and which city do you think will have the most futuristic looking skyline?
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Old Posted Nov 19, 2016, 1:37 AM
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My guess is that they will basically look like they do today with some extra buildings thrown in. Some areas of cities will be unrecognizable but many will look very similar. I think our cities are very similar looking compared to 50 years ago in 1966.
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Quickly reporting, I have a feeling this will be widespread over all cities for the next decades.

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Bogotá – the second largest green wall in the world


https://livingroofs.org/bogota-green...capital-world/

Quite futuristic, I find...

I think this is an 11-storey residential building. It must actually be the largest so called vertical garden in the world for now.

The Colombian capital city seriously lacks greenery. Only 4 m2 per dweller, if I recall correctly.
So this would be an effective solution (among others) to this problem.

More about this building here: http://www.greenroofs.com/projects/pview.php?id=1769
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^^Given how high the maintenance effort must be both to keep the greenery green and to maintain the underlying buiding structure, I predict this is a fad that won't last.
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You think so? I can't tell. I suppose it will depend on how successful the 'fad' actually is.
It's been tried over here as well, here and there, occasionally, but it's still an oddity. It's not like any huge widespread fashion yet.

If they tried it to a larger scale, pretty sure they'd eventually find some tricks to make it efficient.

I just like the way it looks, so I hope it leads to some sustainable techniques and designs.
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^^I like the way it looks too and have always admired the archetype: The ivy-covered walls of old universities. But English ivy is a tough plant and it grows from the ground up. Covering highrises wth greenery has got to be costly to maintain in the developed world (and so if it became common I predict it wouldn't always be maintained well).
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