In collaboration with Amsterdam's rooftop festival ROEF, we're exploring the hidden potential of the urban roofscape.
The New Frontier of Urban Development
In this time of shrinking housing markets, mass urbanisation and a climate crisis, the rooftop landscape is becoming the new frontier of urban development. As under 2% of all urban rooftops are being used, they are the ultimate place to experiment with innovative housing solutions, sustainable food production, climate change adaptation, and new types of public space. Some pioneers have already started, but the future — and potential — of rooftops is yet to be defined.
From Food to Mobility
Can we start a food production revolution on top of our houses? Will urban rooftops carry the new tiny house villages? Can we turn urban rooftops into mini community airports for electric air taxis? In this trend report, we will outline five trends that are driving rooftop pioneers to unlock the potential of the urban roofscape. With creative and innovative examples, we’ll show you that endless possibilities can be found on rooftops in cities around the world.