Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2012 - (Page A)
VOLUME 14 ISSUE 1 WINTER 2012
FROM THE FOUNDER /
1 Recognizing the healthy balance between human and natures interactions
2 3 3 Bookshelf New Kid on the Green Roof New Incentives for Green Roofs
ON THE ROOF WITH… /
4 Ben Flanner, Owner of the Brooklyn Grange in Queens, NY
CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS /
8 9 10 Award Winning Green Roof and Wall Projects Represent! Awards of Excellence Profiles CitiesAlive 2012 – Building a Legacy of Outstanding Performance in Chicago!
LEADERSHIP PROFILE /
12 Recognizing the Pioneer that was Malcolm Wells
POLICY AND STANDARDS /
16 Green roof and wall performance standards volunteers required!
ON THE COVER
Parc Nouvelle’s 1.2 acre green roof is a flowing landscape composed of smaller interconnected spaces that encourage social connections between the residents. The bold design provides an engaging visual field from above and an inspiring experience at eye level. With its shifting views and year-round interest, the project promotes the three pillars of sustainability – social, economic, and environmental – while advancing a fourth pillar, of aesthetics.
Image provided by: Delia Kulukundis
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Plant Profile: Thymus Project Profile: Green Wall Maintenance Madness GRP in Focus: Mary Ann Uhlmann Project Profile: Healthy Haven for Community Members
CURRENT RESEARCH /
24 30 A Positive Outlook for Urban Greening of Vacant Lots A Green Space is a Clean Space
GRHC UPDATE /
32 33 33 34 The Ambassador Program Professional Calendar New Corporate Members GRHC Buyers Guide All new listing of our supporting advertisers! Check it out in each issue.
ON SPEC /
35 Back to Planning’s Roots Urban planning and public health, crystal clear
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