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More Green Roofs in Atlanta, (!) or (?)

Though wide-scale proliferation of green roofs is more of a phenomenon in Europe than the U.S., evidence is building of an even wider variety of positive effects they can have on cities than previously thought. Beyond the big picture environmental benefits, one would think the practical and cost-saving possibilities would be spurring faster adoption in Atlanta given the extremities of heat and rain that plague our city. The City of Atlanta got a green roof in 2003, as pictured above. The collapse of the real estate market and generally lousy economy didn't exactly encourage landlords to take on costly roof upgrades the past few years. But perhaps with the recovery picking up steam, long-term/big picture investments will be more feasible. [thisbigcity]