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Visit the University of Cincinnati Sustainability page.

For additional information on this project contact John Martini, Landscape Architect, Planning + Design + Construction, University of Cincinnati: and (859) 652-5380; and Daniel Hart, Sustainability Coordinator, Planning + Design + Construction, University of Cincinnati: and (513) 374-1896.

The University of Cincinnati (UC) installed its first living wall on campus in December of 2018, located on the Langsam Library patio on a brick facade.  The intention of this living wall is to provide a demonstrative, educational form of green infrastructure that provides multi-functional benefits, in working to reduce the urban heat island effect, clean the air of pollutants, provide enhanced insulation to buildings, reduce stormwater runoff, and provide aesthetic beauty and biophilic connections to nature.

The University of Cincinnati Langsam Library Living Wall came to fruition thanks to the advocacy and interest of passionate students and with the help of UC Libraries, Urban Blooms, the Department of Planning + Design + Construction, and the Office of Sustainability.

The University of Cincinnati is a STARS Gold Campus, as awarded by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. The University of Cincinnati DAAP (Design, Art, Architecture and Planning) offers a 2-year Undergraduate Certificate in Green Roofs, one of the first such programs at a university in North America.


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