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The Case for Green Roofs. Exploring green roof policy as a tool to increase urban sustainability. A Case Study of Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

Braithwaite, Cherisse LU (2012) In IIIEE Master thesis IMEN41 20122
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
Trinidad and Tobago is a country with a long history in the hydrocarbon industry. This makes the country one of the wealthiest in the Caribbean region and most poised to be at the edge of innovation and sustainable technology use. However, unsustainable urban development practices have resulted in increasing negative impacts. Governments world-wide have been introducing policies and regulations to promote green roofs in urban buildings. However, the technology is relatively unexplored in Caribbean environments such as Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. This thesis examines the major drivers for a green roof policy in Port of Spain, ex ante, as well as explores the potential barriers that would be encountered based on the experiences of... (More)
Trinidad and Tobago is a country with a long history in the hydrocarbon industry. This makes the country one of the wealthiest in the Caribbean region and most poised to be at the edge of innovation and sustainable technology use. However, unsustainable urban development practices have resulted in increasing negative impacts. Governments world-wide have been introducing policies and regulations to promote green roofs in urban buildings. However, the technology is relatively unexplored in Caribbean environments such as Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. This thesis examines the major drivers for a green roof policy in Port of Spain, ex ante, as well as explores the potential barriers that would be encountered based on the experiences of other past programs and initiatives with environmental sustainability goals.Case study approach is adopted to investigate the background and case context of Port of Spain using the implementation routes for green roof policy globally with special focus on Singapore to frame the research.The paper concludes by providing further suggestions and actions that can help mitigate these existing barriers. (Less)
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author
Braithwaite, Cherisse LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN41 20122
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
green roofs, green building, Trinidad and Tobago, urban development, Caribbean
publication/series
IIIEE Master thesis
report number
2012:20
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
3129277
date added to LUP
2012-10-15 15:19:30
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2012-10-15 15:19:30
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  abstract     = {Trinidad and Tobago is a country with a long history in the hydrocarbon industry. This makes the country one of the wealthiest in the Caribbean region and most poised to be at the edge of innovation and sustainable technology use. However, unsustainable urban development practices have resulted in increasing negative impacts. Governments world-wide have been introducing policies and regulations to promote green roofs in urban buildings. However, the technology is relatively unexplored in Caribbean environments such as Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. This thesis examines the major drivers for a green roof policy in Port of Spain, ex ante, as well as explores the potential barriers that would be encountered based on the experiences of other past programs and initiatives with environmental sustainability goals.Case study approach is adopted to investigate the background and case context of Port of Spain using the implementation routes for green roof policy globally with special focus on Singapore to frame the research.The paper concludes by providing further suggestions and actions that can help mitigate these existing barriers.},
  author       = {Braithwaite, Cherisse},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {green roofs,green building,Trinidad and Tobago,urban development,Caribbean},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Master thesis},
  title        = {The Case for Green Roofs. Exploring green roof policy as a tool to increase urban sustainability. A Case Study of Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago},
  year         = {2012},
}