Green Roofs

The French Parliament has approved legislation requiring commercial buildings to partially cover their rooftops in either plants or solar panels.
Apr 5, 2015   Architizer
Last year Toronto became the first North American city to mandate green roofs on all new residential, commercial and institutional buildings larger than 21,500 square feet. Now it has created a 118,000 square foot example on top of the City Hall.
Oct 2, 2010   Metropolis Magazine
Neal Pierce argues that retiring Mayor Daley's achievements in Chicago "stand out as beacons for mayors, American and worldwide, to emulate." He attributes some of his success to sheer political skill, but also examines seven effective policy shifts.
Sep 24, 2010   Citiwire
Green roofs are growing on the tops of schools in New York City, where small farms are being integrated into the curriculum.
May 20, 2010   The Architect's Newspaper
Chicago City Hall boasts one of the world's most famous green roofs. As a result, the city has a reputation for being the capital of green roofs. But as architecture critic Blair Kamin notes from a bird's eye view, that's not exactly the case.
Apr 23, 2010   Chicago Tribune
This piece from <em>Urban Omnibus</em> looks at ideas to counteract global warming by adding more trees to urban areas.
Jan 18, 2010   Urban Omnibus
Portland, Oregon planners are updating the city's zoning to make home improvements for solar panels and eco-roofing easier to do, but some developers think it will actually make things more difficult.
Jan 2, 2010   Daily Journal of Commerce
Malcolm Wells was a pioneer of sustainable design, with an emphasis on green roofs and underground buildings. He died recently at the age of 83.
Dec 24, 2009   Design Boom
A new report shows that green roofs not only help by cooling the sun's rays, they also are effective for carbon sequestration.
Dec 11, 2009   Miller-McCune
In a battle over contracts to build green roofs for Chicago's public buildings, landscapers have come out on top.
Dec 2, 2009   The Chicago Tribune
A new study has shown that the environmental benefits of green roofs are even greater than previously thought.
Sep 25, 2009   Gizmag