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Thursday September 28th, 2017

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The Greencity eco-neighbourhood is coming to life

Building work began on Greencity exactly two years ago. Today, the neighbourhood is coming to life. Residents have taken over the first homes in the eco-neighbourhood located to the south of Zurich in Switzerland.

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