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Green Obsession


Trees Towards Cities, Humans Towards Forests
Stefano Boeri Architetti

Cities have contributed for centuries to the promotion of some of humanity’s greatest ideas, we must now urgently include them as among the principal players in the environmental debate and at the forefront of any policy tackling climate change. Nevertheless, even today one of the most significant technologies capable of absorbing CO2 and restoring our environment is photosynthesis. Planting trees, in addition to protecting, restoring and managing existing natural areas and biodiversity, together with de-carbonization, renewable energies, digitalization, smart mobility and the circular economy could be the set of tools necessary to counter the climate crisis.
Today the effects of the Anthropocene age are ever more visible, changing our environment and affecting every species that lives within it. Green Obsession offers a path to be taken, a hard but still necessary paradigm shift –even for architecture and urbanism– that aims to give a voice to this much needed ecological transition.  
This book aims to unveil the processes and the complexity involved in the search for a new kind of urbanism, while raising questions and opening old wounds related to the relationship between the human species and Nature and finally putting these fragments together to create a portrait of our era.


With Contributions of
Enrico Alleva, Emanuele Coccia, Fredi Devas, Laura Gatti, Jane Goodall, Paul Hawken, Cecil Konijnendijk, Davi Kopenawa Yanomami, Pier Mannuccio Mannucci, David Miller, Harini Nagendra, Thomas B. Randrup, Giuseppe Sala, Mitchell Silver, Giorgio Vacchiano, Li Xiangning


Supported by: Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.




Author: Stefano Boeri, Fiamma Colette Invernizzi, Maria Lucrezia De Marco, Simone Marchetti, Sofia Paoli, Maria Chiara Pastore, Luis Pimentel, Livia Shamir
Editors: Maria Chiara Pastore & Simone Marchetti
Size: 17 x 24 cm.
Pages:  384
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Softcover
Publication Date: December 2021
Published By: Actar Publishers
ISBN: English 9781948765589
Price: 50€/ $54.95/ £50

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Weight 1,0 kg

Stefano Boeri Architetti


Green Obsession traces the long path that architect Stefano Boeri and his studio – Stefano Boeri Architetti – have followed in the last fifteen years of practice.


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