The present publication summarised experiences and material collected within the GRAD project, including German and Polish good practices in the field of green infrastructure and green roof development. The first part discusses the role of green roofs as a tool for climate adaptation of urban areas, as well as other benefits that they can bring to the city, building onwers and the citizens in general. Next, there is presented a catalogue of tools that local self-governments can use to promote and increase knowledge on green roofs, encourage investors to construct them, as well as to support them in the designing, construction and maintenance processes.
In the next part of the publication there are presented exeamples of green roof strategies and support programmes implemented by German cities (Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart, Berlin, Münster, Düsseldorf, Dortmund), and in the last part – examples of investments in blue & green infrustructure, including green roofs, implemented by Polish pilot cities (Bielsko-Biała, Bydgoszcz, Gdynia, Kalisz, Kraków, Lublin, Warszawa, Wrocław).
We hope that collected material will encourage more cities to support green roofs and living walls development on their territory, as well as raising citizens awareness of their role in climate protection & adaptation efforts. For now the brochure is available only in Polish but selected chapters will be translated to English and published here.