Bosco Verticale brought reforestation and naturalization into the city. The structures include an ecosystem that attract birds and bees, filling the air with the chirping and buzzing of the countryside.
Historically, the work of stormwater engineers has involved capturing rainwater and conveying the flows offsite as quickly as possible. This approach led to the development of a vast system of large, centralized treatment facilities handling millions of gallons of stormwater annually – a very efficient, but not very environmentally-minded solution.
Our surroundings have the power to shape our emotions, health, and well-being. We can feel this in our bodies – our tensions heighten while driving in city traffic, and relax while walking in a park – and research supports it, too. The lights, sounds, and colors of the environment in which we live and work have a profound impact on our health. In an increasingly urban world, many people now experience physical and emotional health issues caused by environmental stress and fatigue. To combat these negative effects, step outside, because spending time in natural environments is really good for our health.