How Green Roofs Can Create Flood Resilience

How Green Roofs Can Create Flood Resilience

How Green Roofs Can Create Flood Resilience

11/17/19

“How can green roofs be apart of flood resilience?”

 

Climate change is bringing new weather patterns all over the world. In some areas, this will mean flooding in almost biblical proportions. Planting urban greenery on the ground is often sought as a natural way to combat this. However, this is usually implemented on the street level, and in many dense locations such as Manhattan or Hong Kong roofs take up a larger portion of the direct surface area and streets less so. So wouldn’t it be logical if we invest resources into creating green roofs that can absorb downpours? Not only would this divert flooding but also decrease air pollution and create produce that can be used by local communities. This is How Green Roofs Can Create Flood Resilience.

 

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