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Creating habitat for breeding solitary bees – London

Creating habitat for breeding solitary bees – London

Whilst a good green roof designed for biodiversity will be attractive to many pollinators, providing nesting habitat is also an important consideration. Green roofs not only provide adequate forage for pollinators, but can also provide nesting for some species in the substrate. London has probably one of the largest bee hotels on a green roof in the world.

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Green roof barn providing wildlife habitat in Essex UK

Green roof barn providing wildlife habitat in Essex UK

This new video is of a green roof barn in Essex. The two roofs design provides to meaningful habitat on the green roofs. Firstly there is a good green roof designed for dry grassland species and then a second water that retains more rain water. Thus creating an ephemeral wetland green roof.

Editorials

Is blue the new green? Or are we just blending our colours for the sake of it

Is blue the new green? Or are we just blending our colours for the sake of it

Blue infrastructure and blue/green infrastructure appears to be the new game in town. But why is this so when we already have green infrastructure? Is it all just marketing spin or is it primarily because there is a need for a new trendy term to attract interest?

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A garden roof Linz – one of the leading green roof cities

A garden roof Linz – one of the leading green roof cities

Linz in Austria has been one of the leading green roof cities in Europe and the world. In addition to being one of the early starters at have incentives, It has one of the densest green roof areas in the world. This is from as yet unpublished data that livingroofs.org has produced for 20 well known green roof cities in the world.

Green Infrastructure Roundup

Farming on rooftops – from Brussels to Frisco Bay via Paris

Farming on rooftops  – from Brussels to Frisco Bay via Paris

Rooftop farming has featured widely this last month when it comes to news. From Brussels to San Francisco via Paris a number of projects highlight the growing interest in urban farming on roofs. Staff are using green roofs to grow food all over the world. In London we are aware of several such roofs on corporate headquarters in the City.

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