The abandoned and vacant roof surface can be transformed into a wonderful new garden. The benefits of green roofs are many - greater sound insulation, reduced heating and cooling system needs, and reduced carbon dioxide and dust in cities. The Green Roof is different to the Roof Garden - find out why, and how the Green Roof is transforming high density cities. Green Roofs are more than a response to the environment, they are a shift in our aesthetic and cultural understanding of landscape.
13 October 2007
ABC Radio National’s By Design is a program about how we shape our world - a vibrant show about people and the things that surround us.
From the cities and buildings we live in to the cars we drive and clothes we wear, the program deals with architecture and material culture, the politics of the built environment and design - all through the prism of our daily lives.
It explains how, through the creative process, human ideas take on tangible form and designers reinvent the world to keep pace with its changing needs and desires, lifting the quality of our lives.
The program explores how design -- the way things look, feel and function -- reflects social change; what the decisions we make as consumers of architecture and everyday objects tell us about who we are.