Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2012 - (Page 2)

STRATA BOOKSHELF HAVE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST CAPTIVATING, INNOVATIVE AND BEAUTIFUL GREEN ROOF AND WALL SYSTEMS. CHECK OUT 240 PAGES OF STUNNING IMAGES AND DETAILED CASE STUDIES ABOUT URBAN AGRICULTURE IN ALL OF ITS MANIFESTATIONS IN CARROT CITY: CREATING PLACES FOR URBAN AGRICULTURE WRITTEN BY MARK GORGOLEWKI, JUNE KOMISAR, AND JOE NASR. The environment has the ability to shape daily experiences. Dr.Charles Branas associate professor of Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania studied the effects of urban greening in vacant lots throughout Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The study of “A Difference-in-Difference Analysis of Health, Safety and Greening Vacant Urban Space” can be found online in the American Journal of Epidemiology at To see the full interview turn to page 24. The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) has released the second part of Rooftops to Rivers – Green Strategies for Controlling Stormwater and Combined Sewer Overflows on November 16th 2011. This 50 page well-researched, in-depth report highlights the connection between stormwater management techniques and emerging green infrastructure. The report provides an evaluation of different cities use of green infrastructure and currently ranks Philadelphia as number one. To view the full report please visit

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2012

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2012
From the Founder
New Kid on the Green Roof
New Incentives for Green Roofs
On the Roof with Ben Flanner
Award Winning Green Roof and Wall Projects Represent!
Awards of Excellence Profiles
CitiesAlive 2012 – Building a Legacy of Outstanding Performance in Chicago!
Recognizing the Pioneer that was Malcolm Wells
Green roof and wall performance standards volunteers required!
Plant Profile: Thymus
Project Profile: Green Wall Maintenance Madness
GRP in Focus: Mary Ann Uhlmann
Project Profile: Healthy Haven for Community Members
A Positive Outlook for Urban Greening of Vacant Lots
A Green Space is a Clean Space
The Ambassador Program
Professional Calendar
New Corporate Members
GRHC Buyers Guide
Back to Planning’s Roots

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2012