Gallery: Matteo Cibic’s Tree Trolley is a Mobile Garden Bench That Can ...

 

Transforming a dense concrete jungle like Milan into a haven of vegetation is no easy task, but artist Matteo Cibic has come up with a clever way to reintroduce plant life into the barren metropolis with his inventive tree trolley. The tree trolley is a mobile bench and garden that allows citizens to decide where they want green areas — all while reclaiming public space that has been usurped by carbon-spewing cars. Cibic’s design is a response to a question that Inhabitat’s editor Jill Fehrenbacher posed on smart urban stage – a collaborative online project dealing with the future of the city. Jill’s question was:

 In crowded cities, how do we create better and more public green space to improve quality of life? .

Jill was expecting a more general response to her question and was pleasantly surprised and impressed by the creative specificity of the proposal Matteo Cibic submitted to smart urban stage with his awesome tree trolley wifi bench design!

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  1. questionandplanter.com August 23, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Wow! Mobile trees! What a novel idea!

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