The Second City – Elevated, Grounded, Inspired


Roofmeadow designs landscapes on structure and elegant, elevated public parks which are supported by innovative rainwater collection and retention strategies. Urban plant communities are sustained by runoff captured from adjacent impervious surfaces often resulting in zero runoff and a reduction in the use of potable water. Rainfall collected from impervious surfaces allows paved areas to fulfill programmatic, performance and ecological imperatives.

Charlie Miller, PE and Laura Hansplant, ASLA will discuss the landscape architectural and engineering design that make Cira Green in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the LeFrak Lakeside Center in Prospect Park, New York great public spaces.

Conference Speakers

Laura Hansplant, RLA, LEED AP

Roofmeadow Director of Design

Laura Hansplant, RLA, LEED AP is Director of Design at Roofmeadow. Throughout her twenty year career she has used her passion for integrating ecology and cultural dynamics to create landscapes that work as thriving urban systems. Laura’s landscape architectural work spans planning, site design, horticulture, and stewardship for academic, institutional, private, and municipal clients.


Charlie Miller, PE

Roofmeadow Founding Principal and President

Charlie Miller, PE is a North American pioneer of green roofs and other shallow hydrologic systems, with expertise in surface groundwater hydrology, hydraulic engineering, soil mechanics, chemistry, and geology. He has over thirty-five years of experience in projects related to civil and environmental engineering and for the past twenty years Charlie has focused his attention on best management practices for water resource management.

In 1997, Charlie Miller formed Roofscapes (now Roofmeadow) to introduce green roof technology as a new tool for managing stormwater in urban and developing areas in the United States. Projects have included the design and installation of the well-known green roof for Chicago’s City Hall, the Lakeside Center in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY, and Cira Green in Philadelphia, PA.

2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit

The Mission of the Virtual Summit 2017 is to inform, share, and create a global social media experience online for the living architecture and green infrastructure community with learning and networking via the power of the Internet.

Our commitment to sustainability and accessibility also keeps the Registration Fees super low - we hope you'll join us to connect & communicate!

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