Skip to comments.Plant trees to protect against terror attacks, says Italian architect
Posted on 08/21/2017 8:15:49 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Renowned Italian architect Stefano Boeri has argued that public spaces should be redesigned to include natural barriers such as giant plants to protect pedestrians from possible terror attacks.
Boeri is the brain behind the sustainable residential building project Vertical Forests, the first of which was built in Milan, hosting thousands of trees and plants on a tower block. He has championed the idea of incorporating greenery into urban planning to tackle problems caused by urbanization, including air pollution, and a larger green city will be built near the Chinese city of Liuzhou in the next few years.
Now Boeri has said he believes plants could have a role to play in fighting terrorism in Europe. Terrorists want to lock us in our homes, hoping to force us to give up living in the collective places and public spaces of our cities, Boeri said in a statement two days after the fatal Barcelona terror attacks last Friday.
While the architect acknowledged that traditional measures to fight terrorism are still needed, he explained how urban public architecture could do more. We should respond with an accurate use of natural beauty and its symbolic value, says the architect, taking aim at concrete barriers, which have been one of the main defenses against vehicle attacks in large European cities.
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Everything except getting rid of muslims.
I suppose it depends on the kind of tree how vulnerable it is. I wouldn’t propose melaleuca.
Doesn’t do a darn thing for the “show up with a knife in a crowd and start stabbing people” jihadis.
One in the EU actually went into a store and took a knife from the store to use, so searching for weapons upon entry was irrelevant.
Reminds me of an old one: Why do the French plant trees on both sides of the streets?
So the Germans can always march in the shade.
Is it a hate crime to suggest they plant bacon trees?
Plant trees, and stop mass immigration.
“Laugh-a while-a you can, monkey boy.”
—Dr. Emilio Lizardo
That’s very clever.
Well played, old friend.
Plan: plant redwood trees in vulnerable sites.
Wait 800 years.
Good idea. If the trees are filled with friendly snipers.
Yeah that’s the ticket. Plant trees. Don’t go soft on us and just deport terrorists. That would just be WRONG!!!!
Do these folks have any clue whatsoever how far off base they are.
In a word, just pathetic.
Concrete barriers don’t need to be watered.
An architect who understands war as coherently as most masons comprehend fluid dynamics.
Might work, ... if ya decorate them with a whole lot of Muslims.
This will actually work. You just have to do it properly. Don’t forget to hang Islamic terrorists from these trees by pig entrails. Then planting trees will stop terrorism.
Yea, plant trees that make good gunstocks.