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Top 10 World-Changing Blue-Green Infrastructure Designs to Cool Our Warming Planet

Living architecture designers have an innate understanding of the multiple roles that greenroofs, greenwalls, living shores, and other green infrastructure play in the conservation of urban ecosystems with their carbon absorption attributes.

The projects, programs, and materials I show truly could be world-changing! Blue-green designs will naturally tackle stormwater issues as well as locally lower our planet’s temperatures.

As you may know, when I presented our Greenroofs.com 2022 Top 10 World-Changing Blue-Green Infrastructure Designs to Cool Our Warming Planet at CitiesAlive The Homecoming 2022 in Philly last October I didn’t have the opportunity to finish due to technical difficulties.

So, I narrated my entire PowerPoint for Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and they have posted it on the Living Architecture Academy, where you can now watch it.

Top 10 World-Changing Blue-Green Infrastructure Designs to Cool Our Warming Planet

To find out the answers to the above, all you have to do is enroll at no cost and have your beverage of choice next to you 😉 to enjoy my hour-long presentation:

Top 10 World-Changing Blue-Green Infrastructure Designs to Cool Our Warming Planet

FYI, here’s the actual 2022 Top 10 World-Changing Blue-Green Infrastructure Designs to Cool Our Warming Planet List:

# 10:
Stormwater Management Oldies but Goodies: Withstanding the Test of Time

let’s start out with the projects we know that work!

# 9:
Emerging Low Carbon Nature-based Technologies: Probiotic Buildings, Raw Earth,Multi-species Architecture

globally, CO2 emissions from the building sector = highest ever recorded, responsible for 38% of total energy-related CO2 emissions

let’s evolve from concrete & steel to more climate-positive materials for all

# 8:
Beyond Net Zero: Toward a Carbon-Removal Economy

projects embracing low to no carbon design cool down our planet

# 7:
Naturalizing the City: Rewilding Streets, Roofs & Piers to Create Biodiverse & Absorptive Sites

resilient biodiversity can enhance infrastructure offering ecosystem services

# 6:
Biophilic Buildings as Living Organisms: Regenerative Water, Sensitive Green Infrastructure

designing with nature is a local affair promoting a greener, cleaner planet

# 5:
Hard & Soft Options for Rising Tides: Dikes & Artificial Reefs

enabling coastal adaptation & resilience with different materials

# 4:
Climate Refugees & Migration with Floating Cities: Can We Live ON the Ocean?

futuristic + fantastical, yet proactive investment in long-term community resilience

# 3:
Climate Resilience & Climate Positive Design Eco Districts

hazard mitigation, climate adaptation & community resilience

# 2:
Spongy Parks on Living Shorelines & Riverbanks

coastal flood mitigation can also provide urban greenspaces

# 1:
Sponge Cities: Celebrating & Absorbing the Natural Flow of Water

increasing Earth’s vegetative ‘sponginess’ will reestablish the urban infrastructure into self-sustaining ecosystems

Top 10 World-Changing Blue-Green Infrastructure Designs to Cool Our Warming Planet

Presentation and 2022 Top 10 List compiled by Linda S. Velazquez of Greenroofs.com

Top 10 World-Changing Blue-Green Infrastructure Designs to Cool Our Warming Planet

Bottom line: Spongy designs on roofs, walls, bridges, parks, and cities – practically all types of sites applicable to blue-green projects – will continue to proliferate among the very best and brightest designers, city planners, governments, and others promoting the health of our Earth.

Top 10 World-Changing Blue-Green Infrastructure Designs to Cool Our Warming Planet Inspirational Resources

From where did I curate my choices?

Top 10 World-Changing Blue-Green Infrastructure Designs to Cool Our Warming Planet

Remember to add me (linda@greenroofs.com) to your company’s media list so we may keep up with your happenings and be able to consider one of your projects for the 2023 Top 10 List. I’ll be presenting it for the first time in Berlin this June 27 – 29 at the World Congress of Building Greening 2023. Hopefully we’ll see some of you there!

Please visit us at Greenroofs.com to stay on top of all the global greenroof & greenwall news, and don’t forget to join us on social media and get your company all the exposure you deserve by getting listed in the Directory.

Continued success in all you do to make our planet better, cleaner, and greener!

Love the Earth, Plant a Roof (or Wall)!

By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher & Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summits Host



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