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Announcing’s 2023 VIDEO & Top 10 List of Hot RESILIENT Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design

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2023 Top 10 VIDEO’s announces the release of the 2023 VIDEO & Top 10 List of Hot RESILIENT Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design

2023 Top 10 VIDEO

Now in our seventeenth year of presenting our popular series, we’re releasing our brand new video, the “2023 Top 10 List of Hot RESILIENT Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design: Building Resilience with Living Architecture”. Watch it here:

Last June I presented an early version of my Hot Top 10 List in Berlin, Germany at the World Green Infrastructure Congress. Since then, I’ve added more incredible projects to round out the second half of 2023.

Each year, as I start out compiling I ask:

2023 Top 10 VIDEO

Here now is the:

2023 Top 10 List of Hot RESILIENT Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design:

10) Client Specific ‘Boutique’ Greenroofs & Greenwalls
for those living roof & wall projects just too unique to fit into any other category

9) Subterranean Ripples in the Landscape:
weaving resilient hardscape & vegetative softscape into the natural land
earth sheltered sustainability protects & cools down temperatures like modern cave dwellings

8) Sanctuaries of Healing, Equity & Urban Ag:
resiliency for the mind, body & soul
fruitful structures built for the benefit of our psyches & physical needs

7) Cultural Resiliency:
informing design strategies
protecting & promoting heritages keeps a community strong & healthy

6) Starchitects Discover Ecuador:
Jean Nouvel, BIG, Safdie, MAD & Philippe Starck
new vertical urban shifts in the traditionally low-density, highly biodiverse country is transforming Quito
into a cornerstone of architecture, design & innovation

5) Bathed in Nature:
are floating cities really the answer to sea rise, climate refugees, garbage & coral restoration?
autonomous floating urban resiliency? the UN & designers seem to think so!

4) Graceful Horizontal Greening Goes Above & Beyond
plant-filled, lower-energy biophilic architecture is more human-scaled

3) Mega Green Districts:
transforming communities & renewing nature in the city
lowering carbon emissions, creating healthier environments & working towards a zero-carbon future

2) The (Sky)Rise of the Public Realm:
reaching higher with biophilia + reestablishing green connections with the city
social resiliency & responsibility with urban biophilia on land & grasping for the sky

1) Treescrapers:
forests of imagination inside & out
trees, trees & more trees = resilient green lungs & climate responsive vertical villages

Some of these are conceptual, some on the boards, in construction, and some already built, but all have one thing in common: to inspire us to become better living green architecture designers and stewards of the built environment.

Here are some of the inspirational sources and resources I’ve used while scouring the living green architecture world:

2023 Top 10 VIDEO

Stay Connected in 2024

I look forward to compiling the 2024 Hot List next year. If you have any suggestions, we’re always open so please let us know which designers and projects should be included. Put us on your media distribution or newsletter list, plus you can always reach me at: and (770) 772-7334 & (888) 477-1326.

Please continue to visit us here at to stay on top of all the global greenroof & greenwall news, and get your company all the exposure you deserve by getting listed in the Directory!

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We hope to see you somewhere in the living green architecture world in 2024, and best wishes for a healthy, prosperous and green New Year!

2023 Top 10 VIDEO

Image: Vincent Callebaut Architectures

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