The Green Infrastructure People

Dusty Gedge

Dusty has worked in green roofs for over 15 years. He is currently the President of the European Federation of Green Roof Associations. He founded Livingroofs.org in 2004 to provide the first independent green roof organization in the UK. Livingroofs.org provides advice, information and advocacy for the green roof industry in the UK.

With John Little of www.grassroofcompany.co.uk he has authored an online guide to small scale green roof construction.


Gary Grant

He was formerly a Director with AECOM where he was responsible for advising the design and planning team on the ecological aspects of large-scale projects including the London Olympic Park and Whitehill Bordon Eco-town. Gary has been working on urban green infrastructure for more than 25 years. One of his first green roofs projects was working with the green architects Architype on the Horniman Museum Extension green roof.

In 2003 he co-authored English Nature Research Report No 498 on Green Roofs and is author of Green Roofs and Facades published by BREPress in 2006 and Ecosystem Services Come To Town published by Wiley 2012.


Other Green Infrastructure Personnel

GIC can call on an enthusiastic team of ecologists, horticulturalists, architects, landscape architects and engineers in The Ecology Consultancy and the Temple Group as well as colleagues in Switzerland, Austria, France and Hungary.

 

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