chapter  5
Case studies
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This chapter uses built project case studies to illustrate how principles covered in pre-

vious chapters are applied together and at three different scales of living roof design

scenarios: the single lot, city block and neighborhood. Throughout the preceding

chapters, it has been argued that living roofs must be integrated into social and

environmental infrastructural systems if municipal infrastructure is to be protected

and strengthened. These examples demonstrate how it is possible, positive and nec-

essary at all scales for living roofs to be designed and understood in this way.