Sustainable South Bronx
Inhabitat, continuously uncovering green projects, report on Sustainable South Bronx, which is an organization that has many remediation plans for the South Bronx. The organization would like to see the creation of a bicycle/pedestrian greenway, the conversion of a concrete plant into a public park, and a mixed-use waterfront development. To achieve this goal, they are working with departments at Columbia, the Cool City Project, and HM White Site Architects to create the South Bronx New Roof Demonstration Project.
The project "combines green building technology and public health research to demonstrate the tangible health and economic benefits of green and cool roofs, and will be a working, productive...laboratory for urban agriculture, using permanent plantings alongside experiments in rooftop crops and a distinctive cool roof design."