Trees reflect more solar energy into the atmosphere. Trees also help absorb CO2 from the air and decreasing air pollution. But there is more: children, adults and their pets, love green cities and urban forests. It makes them feel more connected to nature and feel more conscious to sustainable behavior themselves.
Gondola lift with Rio De Janeiro below
Gondolas as aerial tramway Medellin, Caracas, Rio and La Paz
Some cities have trouble to implement buses or subways because of steep landscape, narrow streets, and congested roadways.
Cities like Medellin, Caracas, Rio de Janeiro and La Paz have a solution by using cable-car systems or ‘Gondolas’ as public transportation. Gondolas run on electricity, make a minimum amount of noise, and reduce traffic congestion.
Abu Ahmed in Gaza uses his roof to grow tomatoes, parsley, red cabbage and onions. All of which feed his family and create a lush green space
Green roofs isolate and the vegetation filters out particulates, nitrogen, oxides and soot from the air and take up CO2 from the atmosphere. Using green roofs as gardens and farms helps provide the city’s population with slow food.
Many cities and buildings could benefit from incorporating a green roof into their infrastructure!
This bikers lane with solar cells, generates green energy
Solar Roadways and Green Pavement
Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Berkeley The Dutch cycle nation has it’s first solar bike path, SolaRoad.
Rows of crystalline silicon solar cells are embedded in concrete and then covered with translucent tempered glass. Thousand miles of paths and roads can be transformed to renewable energy power roads.
Solar Roadways could replace a large percentage of asphalt, decreasing carbon emissions and increasing our renewable energy.
The Berkeley parking lot provides an opportunity to feature cool pavement coatings that are applied directly to existing paved surfaces
And this is so logical: Researchers of Berkeley studied ‘cool pavement‘ asphalt technologies.
Like cool roofs, cool pavements reflect as much as 30 to 50 percent of the sun’s energy, compared to only 5 percent for new asphalt (and 10 to 20 percent for aged asphalt).
Cool pavements will be available in different hues, including green, blue and yellow, and their solar reflectance value depends on both color and material.
The new bridge in Barcelona ‘eats’ CO2
Barcelona smog-eating bridge The Sarajevo bridge in Barcelona is getting a green makeover. The Spanish architect BCQ redesigned the bridge. The bridge will have a renovation turn with photocatalytic concrete, which purifies the air.
Smog will stick to the concrete and be degraded by photocatalysis. The rain will wash the waste. Not only the air around the bridge will remain more pure, the bridge itself remains cleaner. Read more