Story: City parks and green spaces

Green roof, University of Auckland

Green roofs are a new type of green space in New Zealand’s towns and cities. The green roof on the Faculty of Engineering building at the University of Auckland was planted in 2006 by faculty researchers as an experimental project. The main purpose of green roofs is to make buildings more environmentally friendly by reducing rain run-off and improving insulation, but they also encourage birds, and in some cases provide a pleasant spot for workers to eat their lunch.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'City parks and green spaces - Later green spaces', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2023)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 11 Mar 2010