Green roofs make buildings cool. Literally. As cities deal with the impacts of climate change, green roofs can offer solutions and help with rainwater management, insulation and cooling, amongst other benefits. No matter the weather, installing a green roof also benefits biodiversity and can transform inaccessible, unused areas into inspiring communal green spaces in the middle of densely built urban centres.
Green roofs are one of the many nature-based solutions featured in the Creating Green Cities podcast. In the first episode, we talk to Logan Strenchock, Environmental and Sustainability Officer at the Central European University in Budapest, and Tanja Hasselmark Mason and Mikaela Gomez from the Swedish Green Roof Institute in Malmö about the benefits of bringing more nature to cities and potential pitfalls.
The podcast can be accessed directly below or streamed on popular podcast platforms, such as Spotify, Deezer and Apple Podcasts. The podcast will form part of the NATURVATION free open online ‘Urban Nature’ course, available on the Coursera platform.