engineering & innovation
To grow a fence, a bench, a town! An interview with Bob Radstake Leora Rosner When Bob Radstake returned from a trip to Australia he realised how much he missed seeing nature within urban areas. As he states, “I was walking along the street when the idea just fell...read more
Amsterdam City Hall roof planted Leora Rosner Due to the tenacity of one person a seed was planted and nurtured until it grew and began to blossom. The story of planting the roof of the City Hall of Amsterdam (the Stopera) began in April of 2007 when a letter was sent...read more
A Wall in the Change of Seasons Irene Zluwa The contribution of Irene Zluwa is the result of a study of plants that have a good chance of surviving wall greening. This is certainly interesting for those who want to realize greening the grey house walls in densely...read more
MOSS AGAINST C02 Leora Rosner In the daily surf ‘n’ seek for innovative ways of greening the (barren) urban landscape I happened upon a small company, Groene Gevel Design (Green Gable Design), in Rotterdam. The question, “what could possibly be new in the urban...read more
IMPLICATIONS OF FOOD GROWN IN URBAN SETTINGS Naomi Tsur Food grown in local urban settings can reduce the negative impact of conventional agriculture on natural resources and contribute to the restoration of habitats for local flora and fauna. While it...read more
OPINIONS on FIRE SAFETY and GREEN in The NETHERLANDS Harrie van Helmond Results of interviews with experts from different fields and branches of building industry and local government about fire and facade green in The...read more
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