Green Roofs

Public Sector Manager - - Feature -

In 2008 the city launched a Green Roof Pi­lot Project on eight city build­ing roofs as part of their Mu­nic­i­pal Cli­mate Pro­tec­tion Pro­gramme. Each roof fea­tured dif­fer­ent plants, grow­ing ma­te­rial and green roof tech­niques. They proved so ef­fec­tive as a storm wa­ter man­age­ment tool they were in­cluded in the Mu­nic­i­pal Adap­ta­tion Plan.

In 2010 the city re­leased its Guide­line for Green Roof Habi­tats to help res­i­dents who were al­ready start­ing their own projects. The Cre­at­ing Learn­ing Space Pro­gramme brought schools into the project. Plants cov­ered roofs and walk­ways and were re­stricted to veg­e­ta­tion that could be found within 50 kilo­me­tres of the school.

The city's Green Roof project has been lauded in­ter­na­tion­ally for its bio­di­ver­sity.

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