Author | Patricia M. LicerasIn 2014, the Italian architect and urban planner Stefano Boeri presented his metropolitan reforestation project called Vertical Forest in his hometown, Milan, with two huge towers that are home to 700 trees, 11,000 plants and 5,000 shrubs. Since then, his concept of bosco verticale, constantly being reviewed and updated, has been exported to other places in the world and it is now coming to one of the most visited places in Mexico and the Caribbean: Cancun.Cancun has gone from being a fishing village in 1974 surrounded by virgin jungles and deserted beaches to one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. The construction of hotels has left a very different landscape to the original one, but now, the Boeri studio is designing a new Cancun, a pioneer in smart and sustainable developments that provide a balance between mass tourism and nature.
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