Gallery: Phyto Kinetic: Green-Roofed Buses Add a Breath of Fresh Air to...


How would you like to be transported to work in a moving garden? If Marc Granen has anything to do with it, you may be able to. The landscape artist, who we discovered through Urban Gardens, has developed a green roof for buses called Phyto Kinetic. Since green spaces are so valuable for human environments, and since cities just don’t have a lot of open space, Granen came up with the idea of using areas that already exist to create that green space, even if they are on four wheels. In a city like New York that has thousands of buses, adding the Phyto Kinetic system to each one would create over a 100,000 square meters of air-purifying green space in the city.

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  1. Oflife August 4, 2013 at 10:44 am

    As they would say in Spanish, we’re very grateful for our “Grassy bus.” 😉

  2. Gemeda Beker July 31, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Nice post Taz. The bus is a great publicity for the green revolution. It would be great to see one of those in Toronto. :)


  3. legalegl July 30, 2013 at 10:15 am

    You’ve got to consider the increased amount of fuel(and the increase in emissions) needed to move this garden, and possibly its aerodynamic consequences…I doubt if it will be effective…though it may stimulate more productive ideas.

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