‘Heat Island’ Tokyo’s response to Global Warming? Green roofs!
“If a roof is rated to take people, which most are, it can easily take a roof garden,” Takaharu Yoshioka, environmental director of Greenich Garden, a landscape design company, said stepping onto the emerald lawn. “Last year we did only 50 roof gardens. So far this year we have already had 200 orders.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/08/13/international/asia/13TOKY.html
(Shades of my early days at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, growing melons in the sky down the road from the White House…)


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