Buildings That Breathe

Greening the World's Cities

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Pub Date 01 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 30 Nov 2022
Lerner Publishing Group, Twenty-First Century Books ™

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Imagine looking out from your 18th floor apartment in the middle of the city and seeing trees right in front of you. In an effort to stem climate change, reduce pollution, combat heat, and protect biodiversity, architects are teaming up with botanists, urban wildlife ecologists, and other scientists to design high-rise forests, living walls, and vertical farms in some of the world’s most populated places. In Buildings That Breathe, author and environmental journalist Nancy Castaldo explores the first high-rise forest, Bosco Verticale, with its architect Stefano Boeri. Discover how green infrastructure will transform the urban landscape and how we think about our future.

Imagine looking out from your 18th floor apartment in the middle of the city and seeing trees right in front of you. In an effort to stem climate change, reduce pollution, combat heat, and protect...


Advance Praise

"Hopeful and information-packed, this is a positive addition to the environmental shelf."—Kirkus Reviews

"An exciting opportunity to engage young readers with their world and the multidisciplinary researchers working on these big, global issues."—School Library Journal

"Hopeful and information-packed, this is a positive addition to the environmental shelf."—Kirkus Reviews

"An exciting opportunity to engage young readers with their world and the multidisciplinary...


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What a terrific resource for teens-- and adults! In Buildings That Breathe, Nancy Castaldo explores the need for urban green spaces, showcasing innovative ways architects, designers, and scientists are incorporating trees and plants into buildings. Bosco Verticale, the "treescraper" in Milan designed by Stefano Boeri, is featured (great photos), along with information about climate change and related topics, the history of environmentalism, and the creative green projects being built in cities worldwide. This compact, accessible book offers inspiration and fascinating rabbit trails readers will want to follow. It's definitely going on our high school media center "to buy" list.

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