In anticipation of Greenroofs.com‘s spectacular 2015 Virtual Summit on April 6 through May 31 – and in order to familiarize you with the event – we are now making the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 videos publicly available on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube to all free of charge.
Today we have the pleasure to air “Development of Different Types of Green Roofs & Green Walls for Improved Urban Biodiversity and Green Clime Adaptation in Cold Climates” by Dr. Tobias Emilsson, researcher at the Landscape Management, Design and Construction Department of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Malmö, Sweden. He will give an overview of his current research.
Tobias’ presentation will discuss how green roofs and green walls can be designed for improving biodiversity and urban climate. It will showcase a number of different research projects that are run in cooperation with the City of Malmö and the Scandinavian Green Roof Institute. The main part of the research projects are looking at different variables related to substrate and plant selection.
“Malmö, Sweden. Dr. Tobias Emilsson is a former Marie-Curie Senior research fellow at ZinCo GmbH and a researcher at the Landscape Management, Design and Construction Department of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). Tobias has a PhD from the Landscape Management, Design and Construction Department of SLU, focused on the technology of extensive green roofs. He also has a MsC in Biology from Lund University. His background in plant ecology includes extensive field work experience from arctic and roof ecosystems.
Tobias’ current research is focused on substrate design for prolonged plant survival and substrate-plant interactions. He is also developing various projects on vertical gardening in Sweden.“ ~ VS2013
Watch “Development of Different Types of Green Roofs & Green Walls for Improved Urban Biodiversity and Green Clime Adaptation in Cold Climates” by Dr. Tobias Emilsson below or see it specifically on its own channel, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013:
Our second foray in the world of virtual conferences, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture, was very successful at bringing together people from around the world to learn, discuss, and network in our field of living architecture. This time partnering with the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), between Greenroofs.com and WGIN we produced 36 videos involving 59 esteemed international speakers, specifically: 22 Individual Presenters, including 5 Keynotes; 5 Panel Sessions; and 9 Collaborative Presentations.
Watch these other VS2013 videos released so far:
Naturación Urbana en España – Urban Greening in Spain Collaborative Video by Dr. Julian Briz, Dr. José María Durán-Altisent, Dr. Isabel de Felipe, and Joaquin Sicilia Carnicer.
Relaunch – Hamburg’s New Green Roof Strategy Video by Wolfgang Ansel.
Introduction to Integrated Water Management Video by Jeff Bruce.
Award Winning Designers Sharing Projects & Lessons Learned Collaborative Video with Michael Franco, Brendan Shea, Emily Shelton, and Keith Tufts.
Green Infrastructure Design and the Biophilic Effect Keynote Video by Mary Ann Uhlmann.
Vegetation Development on Extensive Green Roofs Over Time Video by Christine Thuring.
Sky Parks in the Public Realm – Elevating Green Ways and Urban Connectivity Panel Session with Dr. Maureen Connelly, Sadhu Aufochs Johnston, Randy Sharp, and Dr. Tan Puay Yok.
Skyrise Ag: 5 Ways to Local Food Production Collaborative Video with Helen Cameron, Mohamed Hage, George Irwin, Ben Flanner and Alan Joaquin.
Building-Integrated Vegetation: Redefining the Landscape or Chasing a Mirage? Opening Keynote Video by Aditya Ranade.
Mexico City’s Green Plan & Green Roofs – Areas Verdes de la Ciudad de Mexico & Azoteas Naturadas Video by Tanya Müller García.
The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort Video by Jaron Lubin.
Phyto Kinetic: Gardens in Movement Video by Marc Grañén.
Profiles of Women Business Leaders Greening the Way Collaborative Video with Barbara Deutsch; Lexie Hain and Marguerite Wells; Vanessa Keitges; and Joy Schmidt.
Green Walls and Maintenance – Needs, Opportunities and Best Practices Panel Session Video with Melissa Daniels, Christopher Lyon, Steven Peck, and James Sable.
Reflections of a Green Roof Campaigner and Visions of the Future Keynote Video by Dusty Gedge.
Urban Green in Australia Video by Matt Dillon.
2012 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + A Look into 2013 Collaborative Video with Linda S. Velazquez and Haven Kiers.
We hope you will join us in watching all of these as we present them!
~ Linda V.
Also see these videos below in various languages on our exclusive Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 greenroofs.TV playlist:
VS2013 Julian Briz Promo – Spanish
VS2013 Manfred Koehler Promo – German
VS2013 Francois Lassalle Promo – French
VS2013 Eun-Heui Lee Promo – Korean
VS2013 Wang Xianmin Promo – Mandarin Chinese
VS2013 Tanya Mueller Promo – Spanish