Artist and designer Marco Castro Cosio was researching for a project when the city of New York gave him access to his first real-life green roof.
If you can put a garden on a bus, where else can you put plants? The lightweight green roofs made Marco think about the question if “we can create cities that are resilient”. Now he works on a project that aims to put lightweight green roofs on city busses.
This project unlocks a lot of possibilities because using the roofs of busses would mean that 1,000,000 square feet of green space would be added to the city. That has a direct effect on the quality of life, as plants not only provide a habitat for pollinators and other animals that are beneficial for our environment, they also cool down cities. Something every New Yorker benefits from in the summer.
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