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Stefano Boeri Architetti's Smart Forest City Cancun combines greenery and technology

Stefano Boeri has taken his Forest City concept to Mexico, with the new 557 ha (1,376ac) Smart Forest City Cancun to incorporate 400ha (988ac) of green space, 7,500,000 plants and 2.3 trees per inhabitant.

In addition to public parks and private gardens, greenery will feature in green roofs and façades, helping the city to absorb 116,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually.

The city is designed for developer Grupo Karim's and with input from climate-responsive engineering firm Transsolar to be entirely food and energy self-sufficient.

It will be surrounded by a ring of solar panels for providing power and by irrigated agricultural fields for growing food.

Water is to be collected in a basin at the edge of the city with desalination facilities before being distributed via navigable canals and underwater pipes, while water gardens around the city will be used in part to combat flooding.

An electric and autonomous mobility system proposed by Mobility in Chain will allow individuals to leave their vehicles at the edges of the city and be transported around an internal system of smart paths, minimising transport emissions.

The aim is also to run a fully circular economy within the city, with waste minimised and resources continually reused.

A centre for advanced research will be built for exploring sustainability issues and the future of the planet.

Construction of Stefano Boeri Architetti's Liuzhou Forest City in China began in 2017 and is scheduled to be completed next year.

Stefano Boeri has taken his Forest City concept to Mexico, with the new 557 ha (1,376ac) Smart Forest City Cancun to incorporate 400ha (988ac) of green space, 7,500,000 plants and 2.3 trees per inhabitant.
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News

Stefano Boeri Architetti's Smart Forest City Cancun combines greenery and technology

Stefano Boeri has taken his Forest City concept to Mexico, with the new 557 ha (1,376ac) Smart Forest City Cancun to incorporate 400ha (988ac) of green space, 7,500,000 plants and 2.3 trees per inhabitant.

In addition to public parks and private gardens, greenery will feature in green roofs and façades, helping the city to absorb 116,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually.

The city is designed for developer Grupo Karim's and with input from climate-responsive engineering firm Transsolar to be entirely food and energy self-sufficient.

It will be surrounded by a ring of solar panels for providing power and by irrigated agricultural fields for growing food.

Water is to be collected in a basin at the edge of the city with desalination facilities before being distributed via navigable canals and underwater pipes, while water gardens around the city will be used in part to combat flooding.

An electric and autonomous mobility system proposed by Mobility in Chain will allow individuals to leave their vehicles at the edges of the city and be transported around an internal system of smart paths, minimising transport emissions.

The aim is also to run a fully circular economy within the city, with waste minimised and resources continually reused.

A centre for advanced research will be built for exploring sustainability issues and the future of the planet.

Construction of Stefano Boeri Architetti's Liuzhou Forest City in China began in 2017 and is scheduled to be completed next year.

Stefano Boeri has taken his Forest City concept to Mexico, with the new 557 ha (1,376ac) Smart Forest City Cancun to incorporate 400ha (988ac) of green space, 7,500,000 plants and 2.3 trees per inhabitant.
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The World Active Forum (WAF) – a new network of national fitness associations and organisations
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Not only does the industry employ millions of people and generate billions in value- added to GDP, it also has an incredibly positive influence on health outcomes
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Do people get fitter working out in the gym or at home? Researcher Bryce Hastings explains the evidence when it comes to how they measure up
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Technogym’s latest connected equipment offers members personalised cardio training experiences with fresh content provided by expert instructors
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Small group training is growing ever more popular, driven by supply-side innovation and demand, as HCM’s Frances Marcellin discovers
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With brands such as Fitness First, Goodlife, Zap Fitness and Jetts operating across Asia Pacific, Fitness and Lifestyle Group has long been a tech innovator, as Kate Cracknell discovers
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Abi Harris talks to industry experts about ways operators can ensure members feel a continual sense of achievement and progression that keeps them coming back for more
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UK Active’s Alex Lucas explains the findings of a new report which shows how the fitness and leisure sector can help transform workforce activity levels in the new hybrid workplace
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Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]
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New research from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne has found that heart patients benefit from resistance training
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Good news for the fitness industry, a unique opportunity awaits gyms
In just over two years, the fitness industry has experienced major disruptions to gyms, a boom in at-home fitness and the return of in-person workouts.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: EGYM announces integration with software provider Fisikal
EGYM has announced an integration with a leading UK-based software company Fisikal to enhance its capabilities to serve the needs of enterprise customers running multi-site operations.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Parkwood Leisure celebrates four award wins and named Outstanding Organisation of the Year at the 2022 ukactive Awards
It was a night to remember at the 2022 ukactive Awards for Parkwood Leisure, as the leisure facilities operator picked up four awards.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: New £42m Moorways Sports Village to open on 21 May
Everyone Active will open Moorways Sports Village to the public on Saturday 21 May with a grand opening weekend – in time for the half term holidays.
Company profiles
Company profile: Mindbody
Mindbody is the leading technology platform for the wellness industry, featuring an app that allows ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness are a recognised leader in functional fitness, specialising in premium quality yet value ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Matrix Fitness: Rugby elite
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
Featured press releases: Serco Leisure retains key energy management accreditation
Serco’s leisure business has announced the successful retention of its ISO50001:2018 Energy Management Standard certification, following a recent two-day assessment by independent auditors BSI.
Featured press releases
Featured press releases: Precor partners with Oracle Red Bull Racing to power new high-performance fitness and wellbeing facility
Operating at the extreme edge of performance, a race team requires every element and working part to function at its very best – and that includes its people.
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Fitness equipment
A Panatta Sport Srl: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
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Runcorn
Halton Borough Council
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Diary dates
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21-21 Sep 2022
Various, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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25-28 Oct 2022
Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
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Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom
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