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Green roof policy: A sustainable space to grow?


2008 2008

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Abstract (summary)

This thesis explores the question, what innovative policy and planning tools are cities currently using to encourage green roofs? The first section analyzes the existing body of literature on why green roofs would be beneficial on a city-wide scale, as well as for addressing climate change. The green roof policy approaches used internationally are also discussed in order to set the research inquiry within a global context. The second section of the thesis analyzes the emerging policy approaches of three North American cities: Chicago, Toronto, and New York City. The case studies, supported by interview findings, provide different focal points for cities to examine when thinking about adopting a green roof initiative. The recommendations focus on maintaining a local lens for thoughtful policy implantation, as well as an emphasis on the truly innovative quality that green roofs possess to make us rethink the function of our built environment.

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Subject
Environmental science;
Urban planning;
Area planning & development
Classification
0768: Environmental science
0999: Urban planning
0999: Area planning & development
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Social sciences; Illinois; New York City; Ontario
Title
Green roof policy: A sustainable space to grow?
Author
Miller, Lauren Jessica
Number of pages
106
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0234
Source
MAI 46/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549560104
Advisor
Agyeman, Julian
Committee member
Agyeman, Julian; Rappaport, Ann
University/institution
Tufts University
Department
Urban and Environmental policy and planning
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1454918
ProQuest document ID
304429702
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304429702
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