By drawing inspiration from plant communities with similar conditions, we can create green
roofs that are ecologically complex, highly resilient, and provide significant ecological benefits.
Maintenance requirements, typically high on traditional roof gardens, can also be reduced. This
session will use case studies to illustrate ecological, horticultural, and engineering techniques for
designing green roofs as high-performing elevated habitat.
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learn how to use native plant communities that occur in highly stressed environments as vegetative models for green roof plantings.
Learn how the engineering design for green roof growing media and drainage systems can influence plant and stormwater performance.
Gain insights into how green roof plant communities function and change as they mature, and the implications for long-term stewardship strategies.
Ethan Dropkin, MLA & Laura Hansplant, ASLA, LEED AP
New Directions in the American Landscape