You know we love little ways to add green to small spaces, but what about bigger areas that could use more green space?
Pretty much any major city could use a little oomph in the green space department, don't you think? Cities tend to be more about buildings and roads than parks and gardens. That's why NYU student Marco Antonio Castro Cosio focused his master thesis bus rooftops. He describes the project, Bus Roots, on his website:
Reconnecting urban communities with nature in a practical and playful way. Bus roots is a public and playful project that uses plants as a creative medium.
It connects the citizens with their community while trying to use the least amount of resources and improving the quality of the environment around it.
Between city buses, school buses, and even private coaches, rooftop bus gardens could actually add a good square footage of green space to cities. What impact would it have on air quality if these buses were transformed into miniature rolling parks? Even better: what if you planted food in these rooftop bus gardens?
Adding rooftop bus gardens to New York's MTA buses alone would add over 1.5 square feet of green space to the city. Not to shabby!
Source: Wake Up World
Image Credit: Photo via macascos