ISSN:2149-083X

THE IMPACT OF GREEN ROOFS ON SUSTAINABLE URBAN DESIGN


Green roofs,one of the many precautions that can be taken in order to inhibit some of the problems occured by air pollution and global warming are rarely prefered because of their high inital construction cost and also insufficient knowledge of the users. As a matter of fact we need green spaces now more than ever to have a clear air, to provide for the need of recreational areas, to save on, to prevent problems made by global warming and also to change the aesthetic view of our unmethodical growing cities. Replacing the current unmethodical structures with green spaces is more like a utopia, therefore, green roofs play a better countermeasure role. We can come across green roof applications in sustainable environment structures. Having sustainable principles and green roofs work together would maximize the benefits. Strict measures need to be taken each day. Having variety of plants plays a huge role in providing an ecological balance. Green roofs allow a lot of different species to live together which increases the benefits compared to natural green spaces over a square meter.


Keywords


Green Roof,Green Place,Sustainability,ecological balance

Author : Emir DEMİRCİ - Zülküf GÜNELİ
Number of pages: 181-196
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/TIDSAD.37347
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The Journal of Turk-Islam World Social Studies
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