Architect Koen Olthuis, of Dutch firm Waterstudio has proposed a rather intriguing floating parks for cities like New York and London that would create a haven for wildlife in urban centers — a park that would be inaccessible to humans that would create a multi-tiered living area for birds, bees, bats and other small animals.
This is a remarkably creative and striking structure that fits well in the movement to turn our cities green, including proposals to turn the top of buildings into farms and gardens. There are already farms operating in places like New York city.
This country should be serious with such proposals and make the greening of urban centers a priority for the federal and state government. This is a win-win situation where the environment and human living conditions are both benefited from such new initiatives.