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PROJECT ROOTS OF LEARNING Vista Hermosa Park was designed to add some greenery to the visual landscape seen by workers in buildings in Downtown L.A. while also providing an educational experience for young people. By Michael Rieger, Jeff Hutchins & Stephanie Landregan FEATURES URBAN FARMING Victory Gardens started during World War II were a form of urban agriculture that supplied 40 percent of the United States’ food. Here’s how one NGO is using green roofs and walls to feed the hungry and change lives. By Tiffany Finley PUSHING THE ENVELOPE ON COMMUNITY SCALE RESEARCH Towards an approach for quantifying big picture benefits of green roof infrastructure By Jordan Richie & Steven W. Peck RAISING A GREEN ROOF FOR ECO LITERACY FROM THE FOUNDER GREEN ROOF INFRASTRUCTURE Time to push the envelope in new directions. By Steven W. Peck STRATA PEOPLE PRODUCTS & PROJECTS OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS How dedicated parents, teachers and community support helped turn the idea of a green roof to cool classrooms into reality at Jackman Public School. By Camilla Troughton & Karen Whitehorn RESEARCH SOFT BENEFIT VALUATION Now is the time to invest in green infrastructure with Green Project Reserve Funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. By Jenny Molloy & Stephanie von Feck NEW GREEN ROOF INCENTIVE FOR TORONTO New research explores optimal ways of determining the economic value of the soft benefits of green roofs. By Ray Tomalty, Bartek Komorowski & Dany Doironi GRHC UPDATE WHAT’S NEW FOR ATLANTA Between $50,000 and $100,0000 green- and cool-roof project funding available for eligible industrial, commercial and institutional buildings. BOOKSHELF Come join the learning and celebrations of excellence at GRHC’s 7th International gathering. By Jennifer Sprout GHRC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CALENDAR Green Roofs in Sustainable Landscape Design, by Steven L. Cantor BEST PRACTICE THE ROLE OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Upcoming GRHC education courses and conferences. ACCREDITATION MILESTONE Whether determining basic loading capacity and other safety concerns or undertaking more detailed measures to avoid costly building code errors down the road, the structural engineer is a critical team member of any green roof project. By Kirk I. Mettam ON THE ROOF WITH… Green Roof Professional (GRP) Exam Ready for Launch on June 5th in Atlanta, Georgia. By Jeffrey L. Bruce WELCOME NEW CORPORATE MEMBERS ON SPEC MOVING ON Stephen R. Kellert, PhD, Tweedy/Ordway Professor of Social Ecology, co-director of the Hixon Center for Urban Ecology, Yale University & author of Biophilic Design:The Theory Science,and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life. Interview by Caroline Nolan The outgoing founding chair of GRHC’s Board of Directors reflects on the organization’s accomplishments – and all that he’s learned. By Peter Lowitt

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Spring 2009

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Spring 2009
From the Founder
Opportunity Knocks
New Green Roof Incentive for Toronto
The Role of Structural Engineer
On the Roof With...
Roots of Learning
Urban Farming
Pushing the Envelope on Community-Scale Research
Raising a Green Roof for Eco-Literacy
Soft-Benefit Valuation
What's New for Atlanta
GHRC Professional Development Calendar
Accreditation Milestone
Welcome New Corporate Members
Moving On

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Spring 2009