Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2012 - (Page 2)
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 www.aje.oxfordjournals.org. 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 http://www.nrdc.org
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