Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorKane, Brian P.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorMiller, Patricken_US
dc.contributor.advisorKagawa, Ron M.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorHolt, Jaanen_US
dc.contributor.authorRuss, Jennifer Lynnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-06T16:01:32Z
dc.date.available2011-08-06T16:01:32Z
dc.date.issued2004-05-13en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05112004-004034en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/9924
dc.description.abstractWe live in an increasingly urbanized world as people migrate to cities for employment and cultural benefits. Growing and dense urban populations contribute heavily to water pollution and energy waste contributing to global biodiversity extinction. At the same time, contemporary urban areas deliver diminishing returns to residents as cities become cramped, unhealthy, and unattractive. The rooftops of urban buildings offer exciting opportunities for remedying these trends. New rooftop designs highlight the need for more plant life and green space in urban areas, improve energy efficiency, and offer urban residents gardens to enjoy and relax in. Rooftops can enhance buildings in urban areas through landscape design, transforming neglected space into valuable real estate that provides ecological and economic services. Well designed rooftops can enhance property values, assist with primary on-site storm water management, help build energy efficiency, mitigate the urban hear island effect, and filter air and water. A good green roof exists in symbiosis with its neighbors and the city at large. Contemporary rooftop design strives for an ethical stewardship of the earth. I have chosen to design a green roof around the aesthetics and traditions of Japanese horticulture. Japanese landscape design evolved to maximize space and create intricate gardens in small areas and is deep in symbolism and ritual upkeep.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartjenn_final.pdfen_US
dc.rightsThe authors of the theses and dissertations are the copyright owners. Virginia Tech's Digital Library and Archives has their permission to store and provide access to these works.en_US
dc.source.urihttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05112004-004034en_US
dc.subjectzenen_US
dc.subjectjapanen_US
dc.subjectheat islanden_US
dc.subjectrooftop gardenen_US
dc.titlea garden in the skyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentLandscape Architectureen_US
dc.description.degreeMLAen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record