Bus-top gardens in Madrid / by Charlie Noton

There are a whole host of measures and initiatives to tackle pollution and CO2 emissions in cities and hot on the heels of our article on the Singapore Supertrees, this novel scheme in Madrid caught our eye. Chosen from 800 entries put forward to improve the city, 'Muévete en verde' will see gardens on buses and bus-stops rolled out on two bus routes used by 17 million people last year. Each bus-top garden will will cost around €2,500.
Project manager José Antonio Antona explains:
"Each garden will be formed of metallic meshes and sustainable materials that can withstand movement and not leak water. The idea is for them to soak up noise, heat and pollution". 

There are a huge amount of initiatives in the UK we will be posting about in the future. To find out more about what is happening now, you can read about the campaign to recognise a Greater London National Park City and the Forestry Commission's Vision for an Urban Forest.

Source: http://www.thelocal.es/20161220/madrid-wan...