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Gardens Flourish on Top of City Busses | Urban Gardens | Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces February 1, 2011 by Robin Plaskoff Horton Bus Roots is a living garden planted on the roofs of city buses. It’s an effort that rose out of New York City designer Marco Antonio Castro Cosio’s graduate thesis at New York University. The project 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. Bus Roots joins the ranks of mobile gardens planted on trucks, trains, and other roving sites. Benefits According to the bustop gardener, benefits include: • Aesthetic Value • Mitigation of Urban Heat Island Effect • Acoustical and Thermal Insulation • Storm Water Reduction and Management • CO2 absorbtion • Habitat Restoration • Public Education and Recreation • Reclaiming Forgotten Real Estate Raising the Roots Cosio estimates Bus Roots can add greatly to the city’s green space. For more info or to support the project, contact the designer.

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Portraits in all media, and archives dedicated to the portraits of men and women who have made significant contributions to the history, development, and culture of the people in the United States. by nda_librarian Apr 28

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