Looking to the Future

John Wiley & Sons
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Green Roof Retrofit Building Urban Resilience, 2016, 1, 1 pp. 235 - 245 (10)
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This book has discussed a wide range of reasons individual stakeholders might have to retrofit a green roof. These benefits include thermal performance, stormwater attenuation, species conversation, promotion of bio-diversity, urban food production and provision of spaces for social engagement and interaction. Often the primary reason for green roof retrofit is the only one considered, and the other co-benefits are not recognised. In this chapter we articulate the primary reason along with co- or secondary benefits that stakeholders might, more readily, understand the full range of benefits that exist in green roofs. However it starts with a review of the latest initiatives in best practice at the city scale, before moving onto to examine the complex, and often thorny, issue of whether mandatory or voluntary approaches are the best way to deliver greater uptake of green roof retrofit.
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