EIT Climate-KIC-supported 'CityTree' featured on CNN
Green City Solutions, creator of the 'CityTree', receives positive review on CNN.
The article provides a potted history of Green City Solutions and describes how the CityTree Works.
Earlier this year, Green City Solutions closed a seven figure institutional fund raising deal, and in December 2016, the Berlin-based scale-up was awarded first place in the Digital Cities category of the EIT Digital Challenge.
The CityTree is a freestanding 4x3 m unit combining smart sensors with real plants to clean the air and reduce pollution.
One CityTree has the same effect as up to 275 regular urban trees, but requires 99% less space and 90% less investment.
According to CNN, Green City Solutions 'has plans to introduce the "CityTree" to cities in lower-income countries such as India, which tend to have elevated levels of pollutants.'
More information is available on the Green City Solutions website.