Welcome to the Living Architecture Monitor

The Living Architecture Monitor's mission is to increase awareness of the economic, social, and environmental benefits of green roofs, walls and other forms of living architecture. The Living Architecture Monitor also hosts the Journal of Living Architecture (JLIV), a peer reviewed, scientific journal published by the Green Infrastructure Foundation (GIF).


From the Founder

Welcome to the 20th Anniversary Edition of the Living Architecture Monitor; the first issue was published in the summer of 1999. Heady times they were. Peace finally broke out in the Balkans after years of bloodshed and the world’s population topped 6 billion. The Euro was implemented as a common currency in Europe. MySpace and Napster were introduced. The Red Hot Chili Peppers released “Californication” and Cher topped the charts with “Believe”. Catastrophic mudslides and floods killed tens of thousands in Venezuela and Mexico. Hurricane Floyd, a category 4 storm, slammed into the east coast with wind speeds in excess of 140 miles per hour. Three million people were evacuated and approximately 68 people died in that extreme weather event. In North America, the green roof industry was in its infancy, with only a handful of policy makers, companies, designers and researchers exploring these technologies. Read more.

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The Living Architecture Monitor is the quarterly publication of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, with support from advertisers and GRHC members.


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