Groene daken in Tilburg: ervaringen, motieven en opschalingsmogelijkheden

Kees Hendriks, Saskia Hommes

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Green roofs can contribute to climate adaptation and a sustainable urban environment. Whether
municipalities for these or other reasons should encourage green roofs, depends on the goals that are
aimed at. For the municipality of Tilburg opportunities were investigated for usage of green roofs as
measure for climate adaptation and for scaling up green roof in Tilburg and other municipalities. In
three projects in Tilburg the opportunities for the application of green roofs and the attitude of actors
involved were investigated. Also, the experiences of six other municipalities, which are promoting
green roofs, were examined. The type of project, purpose, and insight in costs and benefits affect the
attitude of actors and hence the opportunities for application and scaling. In the examined
municipalities green roofs in general are stimulated with subsidy, communication and pilot projects.
The experience with green roofs in other municipalities are predominantly positive.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Environmental Research
Number of pages49
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameWageningen Environmental Research rapport
ISSN (Print)1566-7197


  • green roofs
  • green walls
  • plantations
  • heat stress
  • urban areas
  • well-being
  • air quality
  • temperature
  • water harvesting
  • environmental factors
  • public green areas

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