Italian architect and urban planner, Stafano Boeri, revealed plans last week for Mexico’s first ‘Smart Forest City’.
If the plans are approved, the project will be built in Cancun, which is on the Southeastern tip of the country bordering the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.
Real estate developer, Grupo Karim, commissioned the project which will stretch across 557 hectares. Lead architect, Boeri, is passionate about using architecture as a way to fight against climate change. Boeri and his architectural firm have famously worked on other smart forests before, with existing projects in Shanghai, Milan, and Paris.
Of all the locations in Mexico, Cancun is the perfect spot for this project. It ranks as one of the top 5 cities in Mexico and thousands of tourists visit the region on holiday regularly. A brand new smart forest city will give visitors staying at the best all inclusive resorts in Cancun for families more to do than just lay on the beach; they’ll get to experience the future of green living.
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Tourists already visit Cancun for a number of reasons: the stunning beaches, breathtaking waves, and a vibrant nightlife. And if a smart forest city is built, it will attract even more people.
Within the project’s plans, Boeri has already made room for university structures, research centers, and meeting places for climate change summits and conferences. This is sure to attract academics, politicians, and activists to the area; bringing additional economic growth to local businesses.
What can visitors of the best all inclusive resorts in Cancun for families expect if the project is completed? Visitors can expect everything a normal city has to offer, except with net zero environmental impact.
The city will be self-sufficient and able to produce all of the food and energy it needs for its 130,000 residents. Boeri estimates that the thousands of plants in the city will absorb around 116,000 tons of carbon dioxide. There will also be hundreds of solar panels around its perimeter and a designated agricultural space for growing food.
There are also plans for getting around. Transportation consultants, MIC, worked together with Boeri and created a plan for electric and semi-automatic transportation systems for the city.
Boeri has also designed a unique canal system for water management. A basin at the entrance of the city will collect water. That water will then be distributed with the help of a canal network throughout the city. To help with flooding, there are rain gardens built in to collect water and infiltrate it back into the ground without damaging the landscape.
If the project is approved, it will be a truly unique addition to Mexico’s culture and a powerful statement about climate change in North America. Who knows, perhaps it will inspire Mexico’s neighbor to the north to build a similar project.