Urban forests: challenges and benefits
According to the IPCC, 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions come from urban areas. With pollution, artificialization, heat waves and shrinking biodiversity, cities have become the symptom of a world that is running out of steam, reflecting development that is disconnected from the living world. While more than half of the world's population live in cities, it is becoming urgent to rethink urban planning, to (re)integrate plants, to recreate a natural balance. Therefore, the urban forest represents a tremendous opportunity to go beyond our conception of today's city to build the city of tomorrow.