Trending: Climate-Smart Street Furniture, Infrastructure Helping Future-Fit Cities of Tomorrow

Article originally published by Sustainable Brands

…Smart street furniture and innovative urban infrastructure are fast emerging as viable — and impactful — solutions to the CO2 problem.

Developed by Dresden-based Green City Solutions, the CityTree is a planter and bench hybrid that effectively acts as an air purifier, absorbing as much air pollution as 275 trees. The four-meter-high bench is equipped with a living wall comprised of 1,682 pots of moss that bind particulate matter — dust, pollen, soot and smoke — produce oxygen and even cool the air, combating urban heat island effect. The souped-up street furniture is also outfitted with Internet of Things (IoT) technology and solar panels that creates a self-sufficient and optimal environment for the cultivated moss…