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Elements of rooftop garden design

Caputo, Silvio and Iglesias, Pedro and Rumble, Heather (2017) Elements of rooftop garden design. In: Orsini, F and Dubbeling, M and de Zeeuw, H and Gianquinto, G, eds. Rooftop Urban Agriculture. Urban Agriculture . Springer, pp. 35-59. ISBN 978-3-319-57719-7. E-ISBN 978-3-319-57720-3. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:72388)

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This chapter focuses on the elements that must be considered when designing rooftop gardens and integrating them within buildings. Different types of rooftop gardens and how they can be integrated within existing and new buildings in order to enhance their environmental performance, better connect with their users and contribute to the amelioration of the urban environment are presented together with a description of necessary factors for implementation. These include: techniques and technologies for cultivation (i.e. simple planters, green roofs and hydroponics), necessary structural loadbearing capacity of the host building and protection from wind. The chapter also gives an overview of existing innovative and experimental projects of rooftop gardens, ranging from those that require little to high investment."

Item Type: Book section
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > Kent School of Architecture and Planning
Signature Themes: Food Systems, Natural Resources and Environment
Depositing User: Silvio Caputo
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2020 11:05 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:02 UTC
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