2nd European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference. Budapest 2017

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David Attenborough Building and Cambridge green roof policy

David Attenborough Building and  Cambridge green roof policy

The new Cambridge green roof policy will soon be delivering green roofs in both the city and the county. In the first place, an integrated water management approach will hopefully drive green roofs on new developments. Secondly the City has a great example that shines as beacon for the future of green roofs – the…

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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.

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Green roof award winner 2018 – packing a sustainability punch

Green roof award winner 2018 – packing a sustainability punch

The 2018 green roof award certainly packs a punch when it comes to sustainability. It is not the highest green roof. It is not the largest. Yet the roof demonstrates the perfect harmony that can achieved on green roofs when combing solar with the delivery of biodiversity.  Definitely an excellent example of where green roof…

Editorials

Native plants on green roofs reduce building management costs

Native plants on green roofs reduce building management costs

Native plants on green roofs are often seen as a difficult option. This is primarily because they do not fit into the industrial systems often promoted by companies. However, a recent article in the USA highlights that native plants could, and maybe should, be the way forward. Not only because of the intrinsic value to…

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.