Do you need another reason for why timber will be an even more utilized [renewable] resource in the future? Look no further than the construction industry and the deeper integration of engineered wood materials. Check out the 2021 WoodWorks Wood Design Awards video below for some inspiration.
The term “urban expansion” is often classified as “economic growth”. I’m certainly not against urban sprawl, but also appreciate the challenges that can arise from this reality. If it’s going to occur, let’s at least utilize wood from the forests where use is being transitioned. Reducing the use of concrete and cement is good positioning for the environment.