Publications

These publications are focused on Low Impact Development (LID) and living roofs. For more information, visit: 
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Selection 20082022

Laurenz, J., Belausteguigoitia, J., Roehr, D., 2022. “Urban Participation + Research + Regulation Method (PRRM) to Broadly Implement Green Urban Infrastructure Solutions” Int. J. Environ. Impacts, 5 (2): 161–172. https://10.2495/EI-V5-N2-161-172.

Laurenz, J., Belausteguigoitia, J., de la Fuente, A., Roehr, D., 2021. “Green Urban (RE) Generation: A Research and Practice Methodology to Better Implement Green Urban Infrastructure Solutions” Land 10(12): 1376. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10121376.

Wu, F., Bankston, J., Roehr, D., Wei, F., 2021. “Stormwater Calculation Application for Low Impact Development in the Conceptual Phase of Urban Site Development.” Journal of Living Architecture 8(1): 41 – 64. https://doi.org/10.46534/jliv.2021.08.01.041.

Dvorak, B., Roehr, D., 2021. “Green Roofs in Fraser Lowland and Vancouver Island Ecoregions.” In: Dvorak B. (eds) Ecological Green Roof. Cities and Nature. Springer, Cham: 507-556. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58395-8_10.

Roehr, D., Bailey, S., 2020. “Gardens are… Buildings: A Gardens Role in Unprecedented Times.” Landscape Architecture (9) 24 – 34.

Roehr, D., 2019. “Visualizing Stormwater Management.” Sitelines. December Issue: 2019: 4.

Roehr, D., 2019. “LID Demystified, The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Conference, Vancouver April 2019.” Sitelines. December Issue: 2019: 7.

Roehr, D., Lambert, A., 2019. “Climate, Stormwater and the Pacific North West – Reimagining water management and community on Vancouver’s North Shore.” Engaded Scholarship CELA 2019, Sacramento, California, USA, (Online Proceedings, Paper): 642 – 650.

Roehr, D., 2018. “China’s Sponge Cities – a Vast Living Roof Lab.” Landscape Architecture China (9:) 66 – 73.

Roehr, D., 2018. “The Need for More Green Roofs.” Construction Business – British Columbia & Alberta, Vol 15 (2): 23.

UBC SEEDS Report: Living Roof Seminar – Spring 2018. [UBC SEEDS Report]

Roehr, D., Fassman-Beck, E., 2016. “Regenwasserrueckhaltung – warum Dachbegruenung weiterhin ein Thema der Zukunft ist”.Neue Landschaft (11): 41 – 48.

Roehr, D., Odegard I.M., 2015. “Shared Stormwater on Private and Public Land”. CitiesAlive Conference, New York, NY. (Online Oral Publication).

Roehr, D., Fryett, L., 2015. “Animating L.I.D… Without Ever Using The Term.“ Landscapes/Paysages. Summer, Issue (17/3): 54.

Roehr, D., Fassman-Beck, E., 2015. “Green Roofs in Integrated Urban Water Systems.” London, England, Routledge. [buy book]

With the infrastructure to manage storm water threats in cities becoming increasingly expensive to build or repair, the design community needs to look at alternative approaches. Living roofs present an opportunity to compliment ground-level storm water control measures, contributing to a holistic, integrated urban water management system. 

This book offers tools to plan and design living roofs, in the context of effectively mitigating storm water. Quantitative tools for engineering calculations and qualitative discussion of potential influences and interactions of the design team and assembly elements are addressed.

Roehr, D., Fryett, L., Gibbs, M., 2015. “Drainscape” Low Impact Development Movie. [youtube link]

Roehr, D., Kunigk, I., 2012. “Green Roofs in Vancouver: Building on Success.” Landscapes/Paysages, Summer Issue: 50-52. [more]

Roehr, D., 2012. “VanDusen’s Botanical Garden Visitors Centre, Vancouver, B.C. Canada Challenges Cascadia Green Building Council’s Living Building Challenge (LBC).” Topos (78): 16.

Roehr, D., Kong, Y., 2011. “Climatic Factors and Stormwater Runoff Reduction of Green Roofs.” Low Impact Development Symposium, Philadelphia, PA. (Abstract Published)

Roehr, D., Kong, Y., 2011. “Potential of Green Roofs as Stormwater Management Tools in Quebec City.” International Forum on Integrated Water Management: Stormwater Management in Urban Area. (Abstract Published)

Roehr, D., Kong, Y., 2010. “Retro-greening” Suburban Calgary: Application of the Green Factor to a Typical Calgary Residential Site .” Landscape Journal 29(2): 124-143.

Roehr, D., Primeau, S., 2010. “Are Green Roofs Always “Green?” A Decision-Support Tool for Designing Green Roofs.” CitiesAlive! The 8th Annual Green Roofs & Walls Conference, Vancouver, BC. Nov 30- Dec 03.

Roehr, D., Kong, Y., 2010. “Runoff Reduction Effects of Green Roofs in Vancouver, BC, Kelowna, BC, and Shanghai, P.R. China.” Canadian Water Resources Journal 35(1): 53-68.

Roehr, D., Kong, Y., 2010. “Stormwater Runoff Reduction Achieved by Green Roofs: Comparing SWMM Method to TR-55 Method.” In Proceedings of the 2010 International Low Impact Development Conference: 1012-1021. ed. Scott Struck and Keith H. Lichten Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers.

Roehr, D., Kong, Y. and Kunigk, I., 2009. “Stormwater Management for ‘EcoDensity.” In proceeding of Sustainability Issues Shape Planning of The 47th International Making Cities Livable Conference, May 10-14, Documentation Set#57. IMCL Council 2009, California.

Roehr, D., Kong, Y., and Isabel Kunigk. 2009 “Green Streets Potential for Downtown Vancouver.” In Proceeding of Landscape-Great Idea! X-LArch III 2009: 70 – 72. ed. Lička, L. and Schwab, E. Vienna: University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences.

Roehr, D., Kong, Y., 2008. “Living Skins for Metropolises: A Comparison of Environmental Benefits by Green Roofs, Green Streets and Green Façades between Vancouver, B.C. and Shanghai, P.R. China.” In proceeding of Great Asian Street Symposium 2008: FUTURE -ASIAN- SPACE 2008: 130. Singapore, National University of Singapore.

Roehr, D., Laurenz, J., 2008. “Green Living Envelopes for Food and Energy Production in Cities.” In proceeding of Sustainable City 2008: 663 – 671. WIT Press, Southampton, England.

Laurenz, J., Roehr, D., 2008. “Living Skins, Opportunities, Critique and Appropriateness of Green Facades.” In proceeding of Sustainable Building 08 (2). Melbourne, Australia. ed. Greg Foliente, Thomas Luetzkendorf, Peter Newton and Phillip Paevere, 2047-2054.

Roehr, D., Laurenz, J., 2008. “Greening the Urban Fabric: Contribution of green surfaces in reducing CO2 emissions.” In proceeding of 1st WSEAS International Conference on Landscape Architecture (LA08): 140 – 146. Algarve, Portugal, WESA Press, Southampton, England.

Roehr, D., Laurenz, J., 2008. “Living surfaces, Contribution of green roofs, green facades and green streets to reduce stormwater runoff, CO2 emissions and energy demand.” In proceeding of Urban Design and Ecology 2008: 29 – 30, 157 – 160. St. Petersburg, Russia.

Roehr, D., Laurenz, J., 2008. “Living Skins: Environmental Benefits of green envelopes in the city context.” In proceeding of Eco Architecture II: 149 – 158. WIT Press, Southampton, England.

Roehr, D., Laurenz, J., and Kong, Y., 2008. “Green Envelopes, Contribution of Green Facades and Green Streets to Reduce Stormwater Runoff, C02 Emission and Energy Demand in Cities.” In Proceeding of International Low Impact Development Conference 2008. Seattle, USA. ed. She, N. and Clar, M. Reston: American Society of Civil Engineers.

Roehr, D., Kong, Y., and Laurenz, J., 2008. “A Comparison of Stormwater Runoff Reduction by Green Roofs between Kelowna and Vancouver.” In Proceedings of One Watershed- One Water Conference, Kelowna, 21-23 October 2008. ed. Bauer, B. Ottawa: Canadian Water Resources Association, 178–186.

Roehr, D., Laurenz, J., 2008. “Living Envelopes, Environmental Benefits Achieved by Living Envelope Interventions in Cities.” In proceeding of World Green Roof Congress, London, UK.

Roehr, D., Laurenz, J., 2008. “Green Surfaces in the City Context, Environmental benefits achieved by a green surfaces intervention applying and questioning the Seattle Green Factor.” In proceeding of Eco City World Summit 2008, San Francisco, USA, CD publication, Academic Sessions.

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