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Graz joins other Austrian cities in promoting green infrastructure

Graz joins other Austrian cities in promoting green infrastructure

Graz is the latest city in Europe to provide funding for residents and owners to implement green infrastructure on their walls and roofs as well supporting the uptake of communal gardens in residential areas.

Featured Video

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.

Other News

The new French law for green and solar roofs – what will it mean?

The new French law for green and solar roofs – what will it mean?

In March 2017, the New French Biodiversity Law will come into effect. Within the law there is a requirement for solar or green roofs on commercial developments. What is this likely to mean – an increase in solar and green or just solar at the expense of green roofs designed for biodiversity?

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?

GI Photo of the Week

Vote on your favourite green roof photos – from around Europe

Vote on your favourite green roof photos – from around Europe

The Green Roof Beauty Contest is now open for voting. With over a hundred photos of green roofs from around Europe, there is a wide choice. From Ireland to Hungary via the UK and Germany, extensive wildflower roofs, urban food roofs and roof top parks are among the roofs represented.

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.