Modular Compact Green Roof System

January 22, 2013

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Conventional ‘roll out’ green roof systems are not feasible for certain roof conditions. Some systems are bulky, built like mattresses, require specialized teams to measure and survey the site, can be difficult to retrofit, and require at least two experienced Read More...

New York City Urban Farms After Hurricane Sandy

November 12, 2012


Battery Urban Farm. Photo via the Battery Conservancy.

Hurricane Sandy’s wrath caused the damage and demise of a number of New York City urban gardens and farms, some less fortunate than others. 

Brooklyn Grange Urban Rooftop Farms
Brooklyn Grange lost … Read More...

My Rooftop-to-Table Dinner at Rosemary’s

July 12, 2012


Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens

I began this week dining with a foodie friend at Rosemary’s, the latest addition to New York City’s restaurants with rooftop gardens and farms. Though our expected 45 minute wait turned into an hour … Read More...

Green Roofed Paris Shelter Offers WiFi and City Guides

June 29, 2012

Who isn’t looking for a small peaceful urban haven at which to chill out, check email, figure out what’s next?

For an urban development project commissioned by the city of Paris, JCDecaux, inventor of the “street furniture” concept of … Read More...

China’s Growing Urban Population Sprouts Urban Farms

December 22, 2011


Illustration: Guillermo Munro for the China Daily.

In response to its growing urbanization, China is reinventing the “garden city” concept in order to create space for both its urban and its displaced rural citizens. Every year, more than 15 million … Read More...

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