SCOTTISH cities are rich in history and heritage, attracting international tourists and revenue. But with the Scottish urban population growing at record rates, with most residing in the central belt and urban areas, work needs to be done to ensure the high quality of life and living spaces in major towns is preserved.
Princeton Uni, USA have added a green roof to a new transport hub.
Additional living space can now be created in what had previously been difficult places to develop.
COURTESY ANASTASIA COLE PLAKIS/BROOKLYN GRANGE ROOFTOP FARM
In the heart of a city, traditional agriculture has some drawbacks.
Having long been known as the Garden City, Singapore has now set its sights on becoming a City in a Garden.
Used to the abundance of plants and trees well integrated into our parks, roads, waterways and even our buildings, when visiting places overseas, many Singaporeans often find it uncomfortable when they are surrounded by the concrete jungle with little green in sight.
A 15% cut in the energy bill with a 40% reduction of the direct solar radiation in dwellings and a lower indoor temperature by up to 3 degrees thanks to plants grown on roofs, balconies and external walls. These are part of the outcomes of the Italian pilot project ENEA is conducting at its research center near Rome.
The trending environmentally conscious real estate movement shows the industry values the planet and its inhabitants.
The green roof at SPANX headquarters in Buckhead.
Development in Atlanta is reaching new heights with landscape architecture firm HGOR on the forefront of bringing sustainability, cost efficiency, aesthetics, and social spaces to Atlanta’s rooftops.