Day 4  Basel City

A day on foot, we'll visit the original study roofs that proved their potential for biodiversity and rare species. 

Acclaimed researcher Dr. Stephan Brenneisen introduces one of the original study roofs substantiating the value of green roofs designed for biodiversity.

Meet with a City councilor for lunch to learn about Basel's unique policies, programs and incentive funds.

Councilor Mathys shares his experiences with regards to policy and funding.

After visiting a tremendous green roof integrated with photovoltaic panels and, more recently, ecological art, we'll ascend the neighbouring tower for a fantastic view of the green roof, not to mention the city and the surrounding countryside.

Basel Convention Centre (16,000 m2) is Switzerland's largest integration of green roofs with photovoltaics.

The view on Basel Convention Centre from Messe Turm.