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Over the last 20 years, research has helped to establish the benefits of living roofs

on buildings. Having evolved from a traditional roofing strategy to a technology

for ecosystem services, living roofs can be implemented as a viable alternative to

conventional roofing techniques on new and retrofit projects. Their benefits are

manifold, providing for environmental, social and infrastructure services. Of

these, the link between form and function, particularly to promote stormwater

management, are championed in this book.