It’s always a good feeling to glimpse a touch of green in the midst of a grey urban sprawl. Rooftop gardens are invading our urban spaces – they’re on the rise, and equal parts eco-friendly and chic. They add beauty to industrial areas and help lessen our impact upon the environment. Plus, they’re also statistically good for employee morale and productivity compared to a drab break.
The trend isn’t bucking, either. In late 2015, France came close to passing a law stating that all new commercial buildings were required to have either solar panels or a green, growing roof. While the law was blocked (primarily by big business lobbying), it was a popular enough piece of legislation that you can still expect new, exciting images of the Parisian sprawl in the near future, replete with flowering gardens rather than concrete rooftops.