Special Issue "Quantification of Green Roof Benefits and the Implementation into Urban Politics"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: Green roof research, living walls, indoor greening, biodiversity, rain water management, ecosystem services, green infrastructure
Interests: green roof ecology, vegetation dynamics, pollinator ecology, soil plant feedbacks, microbial inoculation, stormwater/ greywater recycling, green infrastructure policy, biophilia/ -phobia, bog restoration
In times of climate change, it is important to find solutions to adapt or to mitigate the effects of higher temperatures and increasing stronger rain events.
The loss of vegetation structures in cities causes a loss of biodiversity in cities.
Roofs are a space resource that bring back functional vegetation into cities.
Knowledge about green roofs has increased significantly in the last 30 years. These publications show that this technology is fit for all climate zones and is possible in nearly all types of buildings.
Green roofs are one prominent key element in the list of green infrastructure solutions.
To convince decision makers in cites to integrate more green roofs in the future, it is best to give countable numbers of these ecological benefits. It is also important to learn from case studies. What is the best way to calculate the benefit of new projects? Are there new instruments to simulate or to calculate? What are the best instruments to expand the green roof numbers from currently around 9% in some cities to 50%? All expected effects are connected with the increasing size of green space. Are there well working concepts, either incentives or regulations, to push this great instrument forward—and is it finally possible to mitigate the urban heat island?
Contributions are welcome to these all these levels of information:
-Long-time real measurements and knowledge about countable effects and benefits;
-The best way to proceed from measurements to implementation. We must learn from successful urban strategy instruments.
Prof. Dr. Manfred Köhler
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- green roofs: climate effects, biodiversity, rain water management, implementation