There is increasing interest in understanding people’s perceptions and awareness of green roofs as the social-psychological benefits are beginning to be explored. Here are some recent articles on perceptions of green roofs for those interested in learning more.

Calkins, M. (2005) Strategy use and challenges of ecological design in landscape architecture. Landscape and Urban Planning, 73, 29-48.

Eisenman, T. (2004) Chicago’s Green Crown. Landscape Architecture, 93, 106-113.

Kuper, R. (2009) What’s up? Examining the awareness of green roofs in suburbia. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 64, 145A-149A.

Lee, H. & H. Koshimiz. 2004. Research on the scenic meaning of rooftop greening with semantic differential measure and join-count statistics. In Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities, 1-12. Boston: Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.

Smith, C. & M. Boyer (2007) Who wants to live with a living roof? . Green Places, October, 24-27.

White, E. 2008. Greenery on Residential Buildings: Its ability to increase preference, beauty, restoration, and positive affective quality In Psychology, 118. Surrey: University of Surrey.

Wong, N. H., S. J. Wong, G. T. Lim, C. L. Ong & A. Sia (2005) Perception study of building professionals on the issues of green roof development in Singapore. Architectural Science Review, 48, 205-214.

Yuen, B. & W. N. Hien (2005) Resident perceptions and expectations of rooftop gardens in Singapore. Landscape and Urban Planning, 73, 263-276.

Other researchers interested in this topic include Kate Lee, from the University of Melbourne.

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