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What happens if you cut down all of a city's trees? - Stefan Al

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By 2050, it’s estimated that over 65% of the world will be living in cities. We may think of nature as being unconnected to our urban spaces, but trees have always been an essential part of successful cities. Humanity has been uncovering these arboreal benefits since the creation of our first cities thousands of years ago. So what makes trees so important to a city’s survival? Stefan Al explains.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Stefan Al
  • Director Mette Ilene Holmriis
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Animator Mette Ilene Holmriis
  • Storyboard Artist Mette Ilene Holmriis
  • Art Director Mette Ilene Holmriis
  • Compositor Christen Bach
  • Producer The Animation Workshop, Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Music Adam Alexander
  • Sound Designer Adam Alexander
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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