12 Apr '11, 2pm

4 Eco-conscious Developments for the Super-rich of the Future

4 Eco-conscious Developments for the Super-rich of the Future

Rounding off our list in classic “last, but not least” style is the Jätkäsaari district of Helsinki, Finland. By 2020, the area expected to provide commercial and residential buildings for 16,000 people. In keeping with the “theme” here, the new waterfront city plans to utilize a variety of green ideas, including “automated vacuum collection” in every building (think: “drive-through bank teller” or “commuter tubes from Futurama”). The city’s planners hope the tubes will help eliminate garbage trucks, and make recycling easier with dedicated tubes for different types of waste. Once “on the move”, the plan calls for paper to be transported to paper mills, compost-able matter to be sent to farms, and combustible items to be sent to furnaces, where they’ll be burned (!?) as fuel (no word yet on how Finland plans to police exactly what does and does not get burned).

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/04/12/4-eco-conscious-devel...

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