Italian Architect Stefano Boeri On Sustainable Design And His ‘Vertical Forests’

Vertical Forest
Andrea Passoni / Flickr
Vertical Forest
Andrea Passoni / Flickr

Italian Architect Stefano Boeri On Sustainable Design And His ‘Vertical Forests’

Stefano Boeri is a world-renowned architect and urban planner based in Milan, Italy and a champion of sustainable design.

One of his many famed projects is “Bosco Verticale” (Vertical Forest) in Milan — two residential towers covered with 900 trees and 20,000 plants.

Boeri is also a professor of urban planning at the Polytechnic University of Milan. His most recent book is A Vertical Forest: Instructions Booklet for the Prototype of a Forest City.

Boeri joins us to discuss the process behind creating his award-winning buildings and why environmental sustainability is at the heart of his designs.