Sowing the seeds for greener cities

Posted on Mon, 2013-06-03 08:11 by Rosie M.

The University of Melbourne and the Lord Mayor of Melbourne launched Australia's largest green roof research and outreach project on Friday 22nd February at the University's Burnley Campus near Richmond.

The project includes a large demonstration green roof consisting of 14 different green roof types made up of distinct planting zones, irrigation and growing treatments; a research roof, dedicated to quantifying the environmental benefits of green roofs and plant performance; and a biodiversity roof, comprising a range of habitat features to encourage and sustain local wildlife.  

For more information on the project, visit: