Green Roof Acceptability in Lahore: Assessing user perception through quantitative analysis
Keywords:Green Roof, Social Acceptability, Public Awareness, Policy Making
This study has targeted to evaluate the perception level of people for green roof system in urban areas of Lahore, Pakistan. A questionnaire based survey is conducted of 80 individuals,in which 58 responded, residing in the city areas of Lahore. After verifying the internal consistency of survey instrument in SPSS, frequency distribution and descriptive statistics are processed to assess the perception level of respondents against green roof’s prospective, advantages, disadvantages and reasons for not installing the green roof system. Results of this survey based research showed that green roof system with more competent design and well-maintained variety of vegetable roof is preferred by the individuals. The study also indicates the misconception about green roof installation, which is the main reason proving as an obstacle against its adoption. It calls for the attention of government and non-government organizations to support green roof technology through awareness campaigns and economic support for persuading the people to show positive attitude. Future researches are directed to study with larger sample size population.
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