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Green Roof

2023-11-08 | Science Direct

Green roofs - vegetation planted on building rooftops – are an important part of sustainable and livable cities. Green roofs facilitate the interface between urban environments and nature, offering restorative benefits to cities. Their essential characteristics encompass complexity, activity, sensory engagement, and expansive vistas. These attributes are interrelated with natural and architectural features within and outside the rooftop, necessitating careful consideration in green roof design to contribute to the creation of resilient, healthy, and habitable green cities in the future. However, green roofs are not without drawbacks, including cost, maintenance, and structural loads. This necessitates meticulous planning, design, and upkeep by architects to ensure the correct design and implementation.


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