“Green roofs” were used by our ancestors in ancient times. For example, in Scandinavia and Central Asia the roofs were covered by grass and moss in order to achieve heat insulation and to provide water flow. In 20th century roof gardens gained special development and popularity in the USA and Europe. This article will tell you how and for what purposes they are used.
Architects, property developers and property owners often ask a variety of questions, including how the planning scheme affects the design of green roofs, what local government planners value in green roofs, which councils welcome green roofs, how the Civil and Administrative Tribunal views green roofs and what it values in them.
To combat more frequent flooding, China is conducting sponge city pilots. Do they work? How much do they cost?
Green Roofs Australasia is working in the newly formed "Living Cities Alliance" which seeks to affect positive change, nationally, in our cities and regions as they pursue a quest to become more sustainable, resilient, productive and equitable.