More green roofs, say urban residents

May 6, 2022
10:19 AM
Plant-covered green roof

“Countries are investing significant public resources to reduce the impact of stormwater runoff,” Amy Ando, study author, said in a statement. “Green roofs are part of that solution because they capture some of the rain that would otherwise end up in sewage systems. Knowing the benefits from investing in green roofs is important for implementing public policies.”

new study from Reed College in collaboration with the University of Illinois and Portland State University explores the benefits of green roofs and how much Portland residents are willing to pay to increase the number of green roofs across the city. 

The paper, “Valuing the public benefits of green roofs,” is published in Landscape and Urban Planning [] and is mentioned in a news piece from ZME Science. 

Authors include Noelwah Netusil, Lauren Lavelle, Sahan Dissanayake, and Amy Ando.