By: Ku Chuan and Elizabeth Hsu
Ko announced the plan to transform building rooftops into “green gardens” at a press conference held on Monday as he launched a year-end review into the garden city policy.
“The garden city is an new industry,” the mayor said, announcing that starting next year the city will promote the transformation of rooftops into green gardens.
Spending NT$100,000 (US$3,123) to NT$150,000 on a rooftop will not only transform the concrete roof into a garden where residents can do exercise and engage in leisure activities, but also help ensure the building remains cool in the summer months, reducing the use of air conditioners, Ko said. [FULL STORY]