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Landscape architecture, Sustainable design -- Oregon -- Portland, Green roofs (Gardening)


Interview of Jessica Green by Cory Angell in SW Portland, Oregon on November 29th, 2006.

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Jessica Green is a landscape architect. She worked for Walker Macy, Carducci & Associates, and Freedman Tung & Bottomley Urban Design. In 2004, she owned Green Design Studio and, as of 2008, was the Senior Sustainability Advisor for Brightworks. She earned her BS in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA.


Jessica Green is a landscape architect who works for Macdonald Environmental Planning. Her firm specializes in eco-roofs and the importance of reusing the water that these eco-roofs help recycle. She stresses the importance of the benefit of eco-roofs, especially if they can be used with a cistern to capture runoff water for later use. That water can be stored in a variety of ways and put to many uses; some of the more popular uses are the disposal of human waste and watering plants and gardens.

This interview is part of “The Sustainability History Project: Documenting Sustainable Development and Practice in the Pacific Northwest” at Portland State University.


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