Cities / Green Rooftops / Renewable Energy

England vs. Germany: from Above

Working on green roofs, you hear an awful lot about Germany. Germany are perpetually referred to as pioneers in them. They’re not something that are special are unique, but something you take for granted. For example, it’s taken me until now to realise that I actually grew up in a house with a green roof for eight years, and that it’s something worth mentioning on this blog. A standard thing I helped my parents with once a year from the age of about six was to get onto the roof and weed it.

Bearing that in mind, I thought it would be quite interesting to have a look at some universities and cities from above, in Germany and in the UK, to demonstrate the difference in cultures. This isn’t a scientific comparison, but it does visually demonstrate striking differences between the two countries:

All of the images in this post are from Google Earth.

By Philippa

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