When we think about climate change, we can bet that you didn’t think that architecture can help to remedy this problem.
We all know that architecture helps to reshape our world and model it to very beautiful and artistic ways… but did you know that it can a wonderful and effective weapon against climate change?
But how is that possible? How can it be possible that something like architecture could help to fight this problem which is putting our world in risk?
We will explain that in the developing of this piece of content. Just keep reading and you will get to know all about this.
People Moving to Cities:
Our modern world is experiencing a very interesting phenomenon: Everyone is moving to cities. More and more people move to cities and abandon their towns, and it’s a logical action in fact, because the best opportunities are found in big cities… but this also creates a big problem.
That’s where architecture comes into play as one of the solutions to this big problem, which is that the more people live in a determined city the more resources they will have to use, and we all know that this is a big problem.
But architecture is the perfect way to get rid of this terrible situation and improve it, because when it’s used smartly and with an strategy in place, then it’s easy to optimize the use of resources and even improve the amount of space available for people to live.
The way by which architecture can help us to combat and reduce the effects of climate change is by optimizing how we use the space and how we use our resources.
For example, it’s been proposed many times that one of the best ways to deal with the fast growth of cities is to build “vertical cities”, basically very tall buildings where thousands of people can live with no problem at all.
That solves the problem of space, and with the right degree of engineering, it’s also possible to make these vertical cities efficient and sustainable in the long term. And of course, architecture is going to help us to make them more efficient and beautiful.
Of course this is a very daring project, and odds are it will take a long time to implement this idea in real life and to convince people to live in these vertical cities.
But by doing this we can deal better with the growth of population and cities, and on top of that, we can use the space more efficiently.
There’s still a long mile to walk before we see the beginning of a project of this kind, but the future seems promising. But the idea is here and it may be one of the best solutions to climate change. Because we would be able to handle the growth of cities and optimize how we use both space and resources.