Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2010 - (Page 2)

STRATA OUTSTANDING STUDENT DESIGN RYERSON UNIVERSITY’S DESIGN TEAM’S REINVENTION OF THE LOWLY STRIP MALL AS A CRUCIBLE FOR GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE EARNS TOP SPOT IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION I f the work of winners of the CitiesAlive! International Student Design Challenge: Transforming the Face of Buildings is any indication – our cities will have much greener future. The competition challenged faculty-led student teams from around the world to develop ways of productively using the walls and roofs of multiple buildings by incorporating green infrastructure elements such as green roofs, green walls, wetlands and urban forests. Each of the five winning-teams developed innovative concepts and situated them within existing urban LIVING ARCHITECTURE MONITOR and suburban locations with the cash prizes awarded in Toronto on October 20, 2009 during the CitiesAlive!: World Green Roof Infrastructure Congress. Ryerson University Architectural Science professor June Kosimar led a Toronto-based student team comprised of Dov Feinmesser, Yekaterina Mityuryayeva, Tommy Tso and Aaron Hendershott toward the re-envisioning of the most ubiquitous yet banal suburban landscape features – the strip mall – into a healthy, nurturing, vibrant, and pedestrian friendly community. The project integrates urban farming, solar powered lighting, green walls and integrated water management for Cliffside Village (pictured above) in Scarborough, Canada. “The brilliance of this design,” noted Dr. Brad Bass, Environment Canada official, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities board member and competition judge, “is that it accomplishes this transformation with existing technologies and landscape modifications that have been evaluated and have proven their worth all over the world.” To learn more, visit D WINTER 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2010

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2010
Laying Roots for Green Jobs
Outstanding Student Design
Passing of a Legend
New Federal Stormwater Guidelines From EPA
Partnering Science with Service
On the Roof with...Eden Brukman, Reg. Arch., LEED(R) AP
The Leaf Effect
Who Owns the Green Roof?
Planting the Federal Inventory
Curb Appeal
Maintenance Matters
Professional Development Update
Professional Calendar
Congratulations New GRPS
Welcome New Corporate Members
Green Roof Energy Calculator
Doing No Harm

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2010