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On The Roof With Eco-Architect Roger Schickedantz on Twenty Years of Innovative Green Roof Design

On The Roof With Eco-Architect Roger Schickedantz on Twenty Years of Innovative Green Roof Design

Roger Schickedantz, AIA, LEED AP, BD + C, GRP, Director, William McDonough + Partners was an early adopter of green roofs in North America with projects all over North America and around the world.

Creating Corridor of Natural Habitats Along Chicago River Could Create Jobs, Reduce Flooding and Pollution, Study Says

Creating Corridor of Natural Habitats Along Chicago River Could Create Jobs, Reduce Flooding and Pollution, Study Says

A new report commissioned by Friends of the Chicago River says the development of an environmentally friendly “blue-green corridor” along the river system in northeastern Illinois would create $192 million in annual economic benefits, in addition to boosting wildlife, water quality and recreational opportunities.

Green Roofs in NYC

Green Roofs in NYC

Superheroes in the City

Green Roofs are a Growing Trend

Green Roofs are a Growing Trend

In Ben Franklin’s time, a green roof would have been the sod roof that a random Brandywine Valley Swedish settler might have installed; common in Scandinavia, and not widely adopted by colonists here.

The City within a Garden

The City within a Garden

How some cities are restoring nature and tapping the power of ecosystems to enhance and protect urban life.