It may look compartmentalized and contained but the Eco + Path concept is a much more successful setup than you'd find along most suburban and city streets. Instead of planting trees that are surrounded in a small bed of soil and a sea of concrete and asphalt, this project aims to better integrate vegetation with the earth beneath.
This is accomplished through the installation of special grate tiles around the planters with a hidden network of reservoirs, pipes and an effective watering system. The panels provide a flat surface for walking with plenty of perforations for the passage of rainwater. Jonathan Aljets' Eco + Path scheme requires little to no additional hydration by hose or sprinkler, thus relieving much of the maintenance necessary for urban greenery and community gardens.
Eco + Path Makes the Most of Nature in the Metropolitan Setting
1. Integrative Green Infrastructure - Developing green infrastructure that integrates with the urban environment through special grate tiles and hidden reservoirs has potential for disruption in the architecture and urban planning industries.
2. Low-maintenance Eco Solutions - Reducing the need for maintenance and irrigation in urban greenery and community gardens using innovative systems like the Eco + Path project presents disruptive innovation opportunities in the landscaping and horticulture industries.
3. Sustainable Water Conservation - Innovative systems like the Eco + Path project, which aims to conserve water through an effective watering system, have potential to disrupt the water conservation industry and offer eco-friendly solutions for urban landscapes.
1. Architecture - Architects can leverage integrated green infrastructure solutions to enhance the sustainability and eco-friendliness of their designs for urban environments.
2. Urban Planning - Urban planners can incorporate low-maintenance eco solutions like the Eco + Path project into their plans to create more sustainable and green cities.
3. Landscaping and Horticulture - Developing innovative low-maintenance systems like the Eco + Path project can empower landscaping and horticulture professionals to create more eco-friendly and sustainable urban landscapes.