Forget steel, straw, concrete, shipping containers, and rammed earth. Use wood to erect urban skyscrapers!
Architect Michael Green is calling for a rapid systemic change in the way we build. To end the global housing and climate crises, he says, we need to get past innovation-stifling regulations and well-meaning but misguided ideas popularized by mainstream media. His proposal: “When the Eiffel Tower was built, nobody thought it could be done. Now it’s a symbol of Paris,” Green told the Vancouver Sun. “Projects like it really triggered an innovation on how cities were built. Man moves by innovation and [by] aiming for the moon.”
Take 12:22 minutes and listen to his Ted Talk.