Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, GRP, LEED AP

Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, GRP, LEED AP Founder/Publisher & Sky Gardens Design Consultant


Alpharetta, GA, USA.  Linda S. Velazquez is founder and publisher/editor of (1999) and is the host of the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture ~ People, Projects & Design. She writes and reports extensively about greenroofs and living architecture, including the annual “Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof and Greenwall Design” since 2007.  She holds a Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia (2000, cum laude) and an Associate of Arts in Business Administration (1982) from Miami Dade Community College. Linda is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), a Green Roof Professional (GRP), and a LEED AP (Accredited Professional). is an internet news media organization:  The international greenroof and greenwall industry’s resource portal.  Our goal is to inform, promote and inspire the earth friendly technology of organic greenroof architecture through the free interchange of ideas, projects, news, video, travel, research, organization/government updates, and marketing opportunities. Exclusive features include contributing editor and guest posts, the Sky Gardens Blog, and the “Project of the Week” and “Company of the Week” features with exclusive video. publishes The Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database, a free international community resource currently with about 1,700 profiles; The Greenroof & Greenwall Directory of Manufacturers, Suppliers, Professional Services, Organizations & Green Resources; and the GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube.

Linda’s role as publisher affords many opportunities to promote the industry; she has been published in or contributed to numerous books, including Green Cities in the World (2014), Vertical Garden City, Singapore (2013), the Rise of Living Architecture (2012), and Green Roofs and Rooftop Gardens (BBG Guides for a Greener Planet) (2012), journals, magazines and online media as well as presented across the globe. Linda is also principal of Sky Gardens Design (2004), a greenroof design and consulting firm. produces the biennial Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture, expanding the growing community of living architecture professionals and creating a global social media experience for learning and networking via the power of the Internet (2017, 2015, 2013, and 2011).  Join us online for this forth Virtual Summit from April 9 – April 30, 2017!  If not, catch us on-demand through December, 2017.