Cities and Nature

Ecoregional Green Roofs

Theory and Application in the Western USA and Canada

Editors: Dvorak, Bruce (Ed.)

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  • Features many color photos of ecoregional landscapes and green roofs
  • Identifies hundreds of plant taxa for ecoregions of the western United States and Canada
  • Presents dozens of natural landscapes that may inspire ecoregional green roofs
  • Summarizes research from various kinds of ecoregions
  • Shares lessons learned from some of the green roof pioneers in the western U.S
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This book studies the application of green roofs in ecoregions of the western United States and Canada. While green roofs were intended to sustain local or regional vegetation, this volume describes how green roofs in their modern form are typically planted with a low-diversity mix of sedums from Europe or Asia. The authors demonstrate how in the western USA and Canada many green roofs have been designed with native plants and have been found to thrive.

Part I of this book covers theory and an overview of ecoregions and their implications for green roofs. In Part II vegetation from prairies, deserts, montane meadows, coastal meadows, and scrub and sub-alpine habitats are explored on seventy-three ecoregional green roofs. Case studies explore design concepts, materials, watering and maintenance, wildlife, plant species, and lessons learned. Part III covers an overview of ecoregional green roofs and a future outlook.

This book is aimed at professionals, designers, researchers, students and educators with an interest in green roofs and the preservation of biodiversity. 

About the authors

Bruce Dvorak is an Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning at Texas A&M University, USA. He is co-founder of an Interdisciplinary Green Roof Research Group that focuses on exploring the possibilities for low-input green roofs for central Texas through quantitative research. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook 117,69 €
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Hardcover 155,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecoregional Green Roofs
Book Subtitle
Theory and Application in the Western USA and Canada
Editors
  • Bruce Dvorak
Series Title
Cities and Nature
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-58395-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-58395-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-58394-1
Series ISSN
2520-8306
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 619
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 251 illustrations in colour
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