Green Roofs for healthy living in cities: A new normal since Covid-19

Authors : Phibankhamti Ryngnga

Department of Geography, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India, 793022,

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Abstract :

The concept of green roofs is not new, it has developed long time back, but it has never been spoken largely until the sudden manifestation of a pandemic that struck nations worldwide. The pandemic has made urban residents to realize the importance of converting their grey to green roofs. The benefits of green roofs is manifold in nature as they not only add to aesthetically pleasing landscape but rather absorb rainwater, keeps the building warm, minimize air pollution, decrease stress of the people, improved human health and air quality. People now realize that green roof is the need of the hour because it promotes healthy living in cities in terms of nutritious food consumption, better air quality, and provide sense of mental peace and an agent of destressing busy life of the urban dwellers. Cities have been gradually been a better place since pandemic due to people’s choice to opt for gardening due to lockdown. So, in order to kill boredom, the urban residents opted gardening like vegetables, trees, and flowers on their grey roofs which in turn contributed to healthy cities. Thus, this paper will accentuate the significance of green roofs which in turn betters urban environment that have contributed for healthy living in cities.

  • green roof,
  • urban healthy,
  • living,
  • cities,
  • landscape,
  • buildings

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Phibankhamti Ryngnga. (2022). Green Roofs for Healthy Living in Cities: A New Normal Since Covid-19. In: Dr Sunita Singh, Dr Mohammed Aurifullah, Dr. Peiman Kianmehr, Dr. Monica Dragomirescu, Smart Environmental Science Technology and Management. Lecture Notes on Environment Conservation and Enrichment, vol 1. Technoarete Publishers.

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