If you are interested in a holistic approach to site planning and case studies of retrofits including gorgeous wetland and bog greenroof and greenwall projects with fish using recycled water and wastewater for irrigation, then don’t miss “Greening the World Inside and Outside” by Mark Paul from our Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design above or on our VS2015 Virtual Summit 2015 playlist on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube.
It’s been a year since we concluded our third Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit, and as promised, we are now releasing the 23 videos from our 30+ international speakers to the general public.
Although we’d known of him and his work for several years, we finally met Mark Paul, Australian horticulturalist and founder of The Greenwall Company in 2014 in Sydney at the excellent World Green Infrastructure Congress.
In Mark’s video you’ll understand the breadth of knowledge and experience of the soft spoken designer who started with epiphytes, lithophytes, and other amazing plants living on cliff faces in Rio de Janeiro almost 30 years ago.
Paul has traveled around the world studying and collecting new plants for greenroofs and in particular, greenwalls, and he says “Greenwalls can be used to produce instant ‘greenspace’ both inside and out. These beautiful structures of greenery bring new life and nature back into urban environments.” His wide variety of photos and projects are proof!
Sydney, Australia. “Over the past 25 years Mark Paul, founder of The Greenwall Company and a qualified horticulturist, has become a name synonymous with reclaiming the built environment, a passion he has had since childhood. Mark’s most recent achievements range from completion of one of the tallest greenwalls in Australia, implementation of a community schools program through to tailor-made residential installations in homes nation-wide. To date, Mark Paul has reclaimed thousands of sqm of the built environment.
Mark has pioneered a number of greenwalls and greenroof innovations with his formative landscape experiences and scientific background which has allowed for much experimentation, trial and testing with planting techniques, medias and methodology (and technology). These developments have put The Greenwall Company as a leader for greenwall and greenroofs in Australia. The Greenwall Company vision is to reclaim the built environment by clothing the facades of buildings with epiphytic and lithophytic planting to create a living, breathing architectural function to every building.“
Read about “Greening the World Inside and Outside” by Mark Paul video’s 5 Key Learning Objectives which I identified for participants of the Virtual Summit 2015.
We welcome your input and suggestions to make our Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2017 more accessible, interactive, and a just better all around global social media experience!
~ Happy watching,
Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEEP AP, GRP
~ Also enjoy these released videos available now from our Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design:
“The Great Green Roof Review” by Jenny Hill and Terry McGlade.
“Pollinators on the Parapets” by Angie Durhman.
“Using a Climate and Ecological Template Approach for Plant Selection for Extensive Green Roofs” by Ed Snodgrass.
“Beyond Extensive and Intensive: Defining the Comprehensive Green Roof” by Molly Meyer.
“Greenwalls in Middle Earth” by Graham Cleary.
“Green Roofs to New Cities” Keynote by Dr. Diana Balmori.
“Biosolar Roofs” by Nathalie Baumann and Dusty Gedge.
“Versatile Living Walls & Roofs: International Applications for Agriculture, Energy Conservation, Pollution Attenuation, and Aesthetics” by Dr. Bob Cameron.
“Greening Rooftops in Alberta: People, Place + Projects” by Kerry Ross.
“Stewardship of Rooftop Ecosystems” by Michael Furbish, Brad Garner, and Dr. Whitney Griffin.
“The Development of Revolutionary Large Scale Vegetated Infrastructure Projects in Latin America and the Foundation of a New Industry” by Pablo Atuesta.
“Two Extremes in Waterwise Design from Denver, Colorado and Athens, Greece” by Andrew Clements and Karla Dakin.
“From Passive House to the Cold North—How Vegetative Envelope Components Impact Buildings Panel Session with Dr. Bob Cameron, Dr. Allen Lee, Dr. Karen Liu, and Chris Wark.”
“A Higher Purpose – Benefits to Human Health and Education through Green Roofing“ by Elizabeth Hart.
“A Green Building Should Look Green, Which Means Hairy! Dr. Ken Yeang Keynote Interview by Linda Velazquez.”
“The Greenroofs.com 2014 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + a Look into 2015″ by Linda Velazquez and Haven Kiers.
“Greenroofs.com’s VS2015 Opening Address from Linda Velazquez.”
The Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 Speakers.
Invitation to the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015.
VIRTUAL SUMMIT 2015 teaser from Groncol.
Small Scale Green Roofs at the Virtual Summit by Dusty Gedge and John Little.