Monthly Archives: October 2016

Green Roof Professional (GRP) Training

Green Roof Professional (GRP) Training – San Francisco Mill Valley residential green roof. 2010 Green Roof Award of Excellence winner. December 1st to 3rd, 2016 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Register Here! Green Roof Design and Installation Thursday, December 1st, 2016 Thoreau Center for Sustainability, The Pacific Room, 1012 Torney Ave,  San Francisco, CA 94129 […]

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Why I’m trying to raise my daughter car-free in LA

The best way to make streets safer for kids—and everyone—is to get out of the car by Alissa Walker @awalkerinLA Oct 4, 2016, 12:15 When you get rid of your car in Los Angeles, you get a lot of weird questions and unsolicited advice. My favorite was when people would tell me that walking and […]

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Why Do We Keep Planting Stinky Ginkgos?

They may smell bad, but they do just fine in urban environments. Ginkgo tree–lined at Hikarigaoka Park in Tokyo. This story was adapted from an episode of New Hampshire Public Radio’s podcast Outside/In. Listen to it here: Each autumn, foliage-starved urbanites are treated to a spectacle of color as the fan-shaped leaves of the ginkgo […]

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California Law Recognizes Meadows and Forests as Water Infrastructure

Governor Brown signed AB 2480, which recognizes California’s watersheds as water infrastructure. California’s vast water infrastructure is likely the most extensive in the world. It includes the tallest dam in the nation and enormous state and federal water projects that tap rivers flowing from as far away as Wyoming. Carson Watershed, California | Luke Hunt […]

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Gentrification is a global problem. It’s time we found a better solution

First come the artists, then the cranes. As the kamikaze pilots of urban renewal, wherever the creatives go, developers will follow, rents will rise, the artists will move on, and the pre-existing community will be kicked out with them. Such is the accepted narrative of gentrification, a term first coined more than 50 years ago […]

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Living Architecture Monitor & CitiesAlive – Fall Issue

Read the new FREE digital issue of the Living Architecture Monitor, North America’s green roof and wall magazine (Fall, Performance issue) featuring: How much water does a green wall use? GRHC wades in! GRHC described the many different types of green walls, and the factors at play in green wall installations that impact water use, and how they […]

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Green Roof Professional Training in San Francisco

  December 1st to 3rd, 2016 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Green Roof Design and Installation Thursday, December 1st, 2016 Thoreau Center for Sustainability, The Pacific Room, 1012 Torney Ave,  San Francisco, CA 94129 Green Roof Design and Installation provides the latest information on green roof benefits, technical standards, product innovations, and design and installation […]

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Land bridge could transform a section of I-94 in St. Paul

A land bridge over Hiawatha Avenue includes Longfellow Gardens. The idea is not a new one, but it is catching on among highway planners. Marvin Scroggins grew quiet as he stared at the interstate that replaced his childhood friends’ homes 50 years ago, forcing them to leave the tight-knit Rondo community. He contemplated what it […]

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New York Firm Harrison Green Says Landscape Architecture Is Experiencing a New Golden Age

The roof of New York’s Baccarat Hotel. Photo: Courtesy of Harrison Green The principals behind Harrison Green talk about innovation in an age-old practice Posted September 6, 2016 Urban dwellers need only look outside their windows to recognize that landscape architecture is currently enjoying a new golden age. Take, for example, the intricate yet appealingly […]

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