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.