Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Gardens in the Sky.

This is one of the coolest projects I've seen in a long time. 

Bus Roots aims to reclaim the forgotten space on the tops of city buses, while enhancing the quality of urban life by proliferating green spaces on these unused bus roofs.

New York City Designer Marco Antonio Castro Cosio 
explains his project as an exercise in “nomadic urban agriculture.” 

According to the bus top gardener, benefits include:
• Aesthetic Value
• Mitigation of Urban Heat Island Effect
• Acoustical and Thermal Insulation
• Storm Water Reduction and Management
• CO2 absorption
• Habitat Restoration
• Public Education and Recreation
• Reclaiming Forgotten Real Estate 

Learn more here.

Big shout-out to the beautiful Marni Martinez 
(nurse, science researcher and mother of two) 
for the tip.

No comments:

Post a Comment