Architect Michael Green Is Calling For Rapid Systemic Change In The Way We Build

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.