Landscape Architect & Specifier News

AUG 2017

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82 Landscape Architect and Specifier News I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 5 2 Elizabeth Shreeve, a principal and urban planner in SWA's San Francisco office, holds a MLA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Shreeve's other career is as a children's book author. She has written a series on Hector Fuller the "wumblebug." Shreeve Named Chair of Urban Land Institute's Sustainable Development Council Elizabeth Shreeve, a principal and urban planner in SWA's San Francisco office, has been appointed to chair the Urban Land Institute's Sustainable Development Council as of July 1, 2017. "It's an honor and a delight to work with this amazing group of developers, designers, and technical experts, all of whom are passionate about innovations in sustainability, resiliency and health," said Shreeve. The council provides a forum for exchange of emerging best practices, including planning, financing, entitlements, design, construction and operational aspects of projects. This appointment has special meaning to Shreeve personally, as her first mentor at SWA, the late Kalvin Platt, SWA's former CEO, co-founded the group as the Environmental Council. At SWA, Shreeve's practice focuses on urban revitalization and campus projects. She is currently directing SWA's team for the San Francisco State University campus plan update and the master plan for the Orange County Fair & Events Center. Shreeve was the principal planner for UC Davis West Village (featured in the June 2016 LASN, article #28405 at www. landscapeonline.com ), the nation's first planned net zero community—a winner of a ULI Global Award for Excellence, and Guthrie Green, a transformational urban park in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, which was a finalist for ULI's Open Space award. (Guthrie Green was published in the LASN March 2013 issue, article #17502 at www.landscapeonline.com ). Green Roof Industry Survey Shows 10.3% Growth in 2016 Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) reports that the data for its 2016 Green Roof Industry Survey ( https://tinyurl.com/y7hxafkq ) shows 10.3% growth in the green roof industry in 2016, compared to 2015. According to the 2016 survey, corporate members recorded 889 projects in 40 U.S. states and six Canadian provinces, installing 4,061,024 square feet of green roofing. In 2015, Washington, D.C., installed the most square footage of green roofing in North America, but in 2016, Ontario took over the lead, followed by Chicago, Washington D.C., and Seattle. "It's no small feat that Toronto has been recognized as the leading city for green roof installation in North America," said Jennifer Keesmaat, chief planner for the city of Toronto. "Our Green Roof Bylaw, in effect since 2010, has resulted in a new roof-scape for Toronto."

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