Isabel KunigkUniversity of British Columbia · School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
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GREEN ROOFS MAY be considered a modern trend by some people, but they’re actually old hat in Vancouver where some impressive, large-scale green roof projects have been implemented since the early 1970s. Between 1974 and 1983, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander and Arthur Erickson Architects showed the world the design possibilities of green roofs with the Pr...
French fries are not a vegetable, and broccoli is not grown already plastic-wrapped in a supermarket cooler. Yet, in many households across Canada and North America, there is a greater intimacy with McDonalds than with the planting of squash or the taste of a truly ripe tomato. Our food culture promotes whatever gets us out the door and ready for w...
The research in this article focuses on the Laneway Housing program in EcoDensity. It looks at an average single family lot in Vancouver and quantifies the impact of an additional laneway house on stormwater runoff, and its resulting impact on different strategies for stormwater management, including the use of green roofs, water storage systems an...
In downtown Vancouver, streets and driveways account for about 20% of total land area, while pervious green space varies from 28% in the West End District to less than 5% in the Downtown District. The potential for rain gardens to occupy the existing green space in the West End means the design of rain gardens in the West End would be different fro...
This article focuses on the role landscape architects and planners can take in the creation of urban food production landscapes. It draws upon a series of local projects and visions to demonstrate how this can be accomplished. Within the context of Metro Vancouver, there are signifi cant constraints to expansion due to geographical limitations, a s...