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How Cities Can Protect Themselves from Rising Waters

How Cities Can Protect Themselves from Rising Waters

Climate change is already leading to unprecedented flooding, but urban planners have many tools to help them keep things dry

Green Roofs and the Rainwater Crisis

Green Roofs and the Rainwater Crisis

Green roofs are an effective approach to managing rainwater runoff from rooftops. As a result, they are growing in use in urban areas where space constraints limit the use of other water management practices.

How Cities are Driving Growth in the Green Roofing Market

How Cities are Driving Growth in the Green Roofing Market

Here in the U.S., the demand for green roofing solutions is growing for homeowners, business owners, and developers. Many major cities have adopted specific ordinances requiring green roofing on new buildings to assist in the battle against climate change.

Cities Should Consider Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change

Cities Should Consider Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change

The basic premise is this: we need to adapt together with nature, not apart from it. Proponents of the approach say that we should focus on mitigating negative impacts on ecosystems as a whole, helping them become more resilient in the face of environmental change.

Green Roof Requirements Are On the Rise

Green Roof Requirements Are On the Rise

To meet their energy goals, cities are starting to make new buildings have solar panels or vegetation atop