The Olympics are less than one year away and construction on Beijing’s Olympic Green and Forest Park is stepping into high gear. The Olympic Green, a massive 1,135 hectares along the historic north-south central axis of Beijing, will be the heart of the Olympic games and the site of thirteen venues, including the stunning Olympic Stadium and National Swim Center. U.S. design firm Sasaki has emphasized sustainability and post-Olympic use in their design—a problem many hosting cities find themselves faced with once the events are over.

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  1. Our Tough Nature »... November 1, 2007 at 7:07 am

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  2. Julie August 16, 2007 at 1:02 pm

    I’m curious about how Chicago may handle the same problem… might be a good one for another Inhabitat story?

  3. Jill Danyelle August 15, 2007 at 3:58 pm

    WIRED recently did a great piece…

    Smog and Mirrors: China’s Plan for a Green Olympics

    Read about the progress. Many of the athletes may fly in at the last minute to prevent impaired performance due to poor air quality… interesting.

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