Greening From the Rooftops

By Nour Zein

"Nature plays a crucial role in the life of New York City. Green roofs atop the city’s buildings offer environmental, economic, and public health benefits to our communities. Yet, less than 0.1% of the city's 1 million buildings have green roofs." - The Nature Conservancy

Rooftops are an untapped resource. This project visualizes and maps potential rooftops for implementing green roofs, and calculates the environmental benefits they would bring if installed.