Does Plant Selection Influence the Urban Heat Island

Does Plant Selection Influence the Urban Heat Island

The primary cause for the UHI is that humans have replaced vegetated surfaces with hardscapes such as roads, parking lots, and rooftops.

A Revised Green Roofs Law is Heading to the Denver City Council Floor After a Bumpy Process

A Revised Green Roofs Law is Heading to the Denver City Council Floor After a Bumpy Process

Property owners will have more options without detracting from the law’s intent, including a steep fee to opt out.

SIUE Named One of Four to Receive Living Architecture Regional Center of Excellence

SIUE Named One of Four to Receive Living Architecture Regional Center of Excellence

SIUE has been named a Living Architecture Regional Center of Excellence, being one of four universities in the nation to receive this honor.

Kent State to Co-Lead New Center of Living Architecture

Kent State to Co-Lead New Center of Living Architecture

A consortium of Ohio universities was selected as one of the first four North American regional centers of living architecture by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and the Green Infrastructure Foundation.

Why Don't More Cities Require Green Roofs?

Why Don't More Cities Require Green Roofs?

For people living in cities plagued by the psychological and physical effects of living in an unnatural environment, turning rooftops into living gardens and parks seems like an ingenious way to make urban life more pleasant.