Everyone loves that goofy "living roof" on top of the Academy of Sciences, but how would you feel about getting one of your own?
SPUR's happy about this idea, of course, and notes that cities can create incentives for rooftop gardeners. In fact, back in 2006, Alix Rosenthal (remember her? Ran against Dufty for D8 supervisor?) expressed interest in installing a living roof on top of City Hall.
We have to admit, buildings that integrate plants aren't just pretty -- they're gorgeous. But even their most ardent supporters admit that maintaining a garden takes some sweat equity. Is the tradeoff worth it?