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Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls by Nigel Dunnett and Noël Kingsbury | Book Review

Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls by Nigel Dunnett and Noël Kingsbury | Book Review

In today’s day and age, with our natural environment ever diminishing, every potential green space in the concrete jungle of our cities becomes increasingly important. Green roofs and living walls are one of the most important ways of making our cities greener – and they are also incredibly fashionable! It is vitally important for every landscape architect to realize the value of green roofs and living walls and gather as much information as possible about their uses, benefits, and construction. This book is a great place to start!

Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls

What you get from this book

  • An excellent introduction to the idea of green roofs and façade greening
  • A perfect guide to the construction practices
  • An explanation of the genesis of the green roofs and walls movement
  • Ample information on implementation
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Front cover

Why should you get it? Whether you are a landscape architecture student, just developing your skills and knowledge, or a professional who wants to be kept informed of the current trends and fashions in the industry, you should consider buying this book. Its extremely informative chapters will guide you through the details of green roof and living wall construction. You will learn the difference between the available types of roofs and find out about the modern methods of planting. You will develop an awareness of the influence of greenery on the buildings, their roofs, and façades, which will be priceless when discussing the possibilities of a green roof installation with a potential client or an architect. Get it Here! After reading this book, you will be able to persuade a prospective customer about the economical benefits of constructing a green roof. You will also gain a deeper understanding of the importance of living roofs and walls in the biodiversity and sustainability of cities. The book is as comprehensive as possible – the amount of information gathered on just over 300 pages is simply stunning! At the same time, it does not read like a boring textbook; on the contrary, it is well written, vivid, and informative. The content takes advantage of numerous colorful photographs. Many of the problems are illustrated by clear graphs and tables, and the real-life case studies are an additional bonus. It also contains a lot of practical information, such as the names of the most important suppliers in the industry, the lists of tried and tested plants for the roofs and walls, and the extensive bibliography.
Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls | Photo credit | Marta Ratajszczak

Inside the book, Photo credit | Marta Ratajszczak

“Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls”, by Nigel Dunnett and Noël Kingsbury, is a must-have in every landscape architect’s book collection and a starting point for an in-depth studies on the green roofs and façades matter. Get it Here! About the authors: Nigel Dunnett is a reader in Urban Horticulture and the director of the Green Roof Centre in the Department of Landscape at the University of Sheffield, England. Noël Kingsbury is a leading expert in contemporary naturalistic planting design. They are both internationally renowned writers, lecturers, and influential leaders of new developments in landscape and horticulture. Publisher: Timber Press, Inc. Type: Hardcover Page length: 328 pages Other articles you may be interested in:

Book review by Marta Ratajszczak 

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