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Are Biocrusts and Xerophytic Vegetation a Viable Green Roof Typology in a Mediterranean Climate? A Comparison between Differently Vegetated Green Roofs in Water Runoff and Water Quality
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A Green Roof Case Study in the Urban Context of Milan: Integrating the Residential and Cultivation Functions for Sustainable Development

Architecture Built Environment and Construction Engineering (ABC) Department, Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy
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Water 2021, 13(2), 137; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13020137
Received: 17 November 2020 / Revised: 29 December 2020 / Accepted: 5 January 2021 / Published: 8 January 2021
Green roofs are increasing in popularity because of both their pleasant appearance and their positive effects for the urban ecosystems and the building indoor climatic conditions. Though this technology has already been applied all over the world, it is still commonly considered of difficult application and management. Easy and fast approaches for green roofs must therefore be examined and encouraged in order to increase their number to counterbalance urban overheating. This thesis case study aimed to represent a prototype of a green roof integrated with a residential function in order to achieve an easy management of the cultivation area. The project was designed in terms of sustainability and was analyzed for its social, environmental and economic impacts, pointing out the numerous benefits that can be derived by the combination and juxtaposition of humans and native plants. The proposed solution is favorable in terms of a sustainable development: it aspires to be reproduced and extensively applied to other facilities of a city as a solution for the overheating and overpopulation of contemporary cities. View Full-Text
Keywords: green; house; college; students; native plants; water; greenhouse; green roof; air quality; supra-elevation green; house; college; students; native plants; water; greenhouse; green roof; air quality; supra-elevation
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Procaccini, G.; Monticelli, C. A Green Roof Case Study in the Urban Context of Milan: Integrating the Residential and Cultivation Functions for Sustainable Development. Water 2021, 13, 137. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13020137

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Procaccini G, Monticelli C. A Green Roof Case Study in the Urban Context of Milan: Integrating the Residential and Cultivation Functions for Sustainable Development. Water. 2021; 13(2):137. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13020137

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Procaccini, Giulia; Monticelli, Carol. 2021. "A Green Roof Case Study in the Urban Context of Milan: Integrating the Residential and Cultivation Functions for Sustainable Development" Water 13, no. 2: 137. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13020137

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