National action on supporting green roofs is too slow
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.
GRA member Brisbane City Council act on climate change.
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.
Green roofs are an accepted part of modern building in Europe, where their use has become mandated by some city and national governments. They are commonplace in the Austrian city of Linz, where green roofs ae required on all new residential and commercial buildings with rooftops larger than 100sqm.