Watch “How Green Roofs in Copenhagen Create New Opportunities, Climate Adapt Our City and Transform Our Living” by Dorthe Rømø from Our Virtual Summit 2013

February 10, 2015 at 3:29 pm

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 “How Green Roofs in Copenhagen Create New Opportunities, Climate Adapt Our City and Transform Our Living” by Dorthe Rømø, biologist and Project Manager of Green Roofs Copenhagen.  Former Project Manager for the City of Copenhagen, currently she is a consultant to the city’s Department of Planning and Climate Adaptation.  Dorthe was behind the initiative for green roofs in Copenhagen and in the last several years had been head of the project as part of the Public Administration for the city.

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Copenhagen has set itself the ambitious target of becoming the world’s first carbon neutral capital by 2025. It’s now mandatory in the City that all new flat roofs at or under a 30 degree-pitch, both private and public, have to be vegetated.  Green roofs as part of future urban design offers many options that meets the needs of today and tomorrow.  How do we make this outstanding alternative to conventional solutions as a part of our urban planning and design?

Dorthe says in Copenhagen and Denmark we are in a process of still growing attention and awareness of this multifunctional climate adapted solution and still more municipalities incorporate the green roofs as part of their planning.  But we are also facing some challenges like quality and economy in the choice of green roofs and how to meet these?

See Dorthe’s :44 Promo for the VS2013 shot in Hangzhou, China here.

Here’s more:

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Copenhagen, Denmark. Dorthe Rømø has a Master in Biology from the University of Copenhagen and is Project Manager at the utility company Lyngby Taarbæk Forsyning, previously Project Manager at the engineering company Grontmij, Climate Adaptation and Planning. As former head of the initiative for green roofs in Copenhagen, a major part of that work dealt with bringing her knowledge about green roof technology and philosophy into future modern sustainable and climate adapted city development considerations and decisions. She is involved in different co-operational projects such as Water in Cities, and is a board member of the commission Urban Green and the Scandinavian Green Roof Institute; she is also a World Green Ambassador for the World Green Infrastructure Network.

Dorthe lectures at universities on green roof subjects concerning design, maintenance, and green roofs as a part of future urban design and planning, and has given several international speeches. Dorthe Rømø has been a Project Manager on Copenhagen’s Wastewater Plan since 2008 and has for the last several years been responsible for the maintenance and operation of the freshwater system in Copenhagen. ~ VS2013   

Watch “How Green Roofs in Copenhagen Create New Opportunities, Climate Adapt Our City and Transform Our Living” by Dorthe Rømø 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:

A Tale of Two Hydroponic Living Wall Systems from Canada and Spain Collaborative Video by Dr. Alan Darlington and Ignacio (Nacho) Solano.

12 Reasons to Invest in Green Roofs Keynote Video by Steven Peck.

Coastal Green Roof Design and Native Plants Video by Kevin Songer.

La Agricultura Urbana en Iberoamérica y España – Urban Agriculture in Ibero-America and Spain Panel Session with Dr. Julian Briz, Dr. José María Durán- Altisent, Dr. Isabel de Felipe, Tanya Müller García, Dr. Gilberto Navas, and Joaquin Sicilia Carnicer.

Development of Different Types of Green Roofs & Green Walls for Improved Urban Biodiversity and Green Clime Adaptation in Cold Climates Video by Dr. Tobias Emilsson.

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.

Investigación de Azoteas Verdes de la Universidad Autónoma Chapingo – Green Roof Research at the Chapingo Autonomous University Video by Dr. Gilberto Navas.

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!

Happy watching,

~ Linda V.

Also see these videos below in various languages on our exclusive Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 greenroofs.TV playlist:

Virtual Summit 2013 Highlights Video

Virtual Summit 2013 Trailer

VS2013 Linda Velazquez Promo

VS2013 Steven Peck Promo

VS2013 Julian Briz Promo – Spanish

VS2013 Matt Dillon Promo

VS2013 Manfred Koehler Promo – German

VS2013 Francois Lassalle Promo – French

VS2013 Eun-Heui Lee Promo – Korean

VS2013 Dorthe Romo Promo

VS2013 Wang Xianmin Promo – Mandarin Chinese

VS2013 Tanya Mueller Promo – Spanish