The CityTree is a pop-up moss wall capable of consuming as much air pollution in an urban environment as a small forest.
MIT’s project Treepedia maps the protective green canopy of trees in cities around the world, and the places where this nature is missing.
Demolition and construction following World War II radically altered the landscape of the United States, and one machine in particular allowed for such a dramatic overhaul.
The built environment of the United State was constructed on grand ideas, including parks that inspired morality, towns designed to curb strikes, and homes that offered everyone their own slice of the land.
“[American scenery] has its own peculiar charm — a something not found elsewhere,” the 19th century painter Thomas Cole once wrote.