Alpharetta, GA, USA. Linda S. Velazquez is founder and publisher/editor of Greenroofs.com (1999) and is the host of the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture ~ People, Projects & Design. She travels, 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).
Greenroofs.com is an interactive website, online media company, vibrant social network, and the most comprehensive online resource for greenroofs, greenwalls and related fields promoting best practices in sustainability. Our Mission is as a catalyst for the growing green architecture industry and Earth’s connection to emerging trends of living architecture and nature-based infrastructure practices. Exclusives include the GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube, guest posts, news commentary, and the “Featured Project” and “Featured Company” showcase with unique video. Greenroofs.com is where diverse professionals find global case studies in the international Greenroofs.com Projects Database, a free international community resource currently with over 1,700 profiles, and products and services in the Greenroofs.com Directory for their own projects.
Linda’s role as Greenroofs.com publisher affords many opportunities to promote the industry; she has been published in or contributed to numerous books, including Vertical Urban Agriculture (2017), 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.
Greenroofs.com 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 (2019, 2017, 2015, 2013, and 2011). Join us online for our fifth #VirtualSummit2019 in September!