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International Conference 2014

Meeting the Challenge of a Sustainable Urban Future: the contribution of green walls

September 4th-5th 2014 

Science Centre, Staffordshire University, Leek Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2DF, UK

Convenors: Professor John Dover & Mme Caroline Chiquet

The Green Wall Centre's International Conference on Green Walls in urban areas was held in September 2014 and was very successful.

Videos of the presentations will shortly be available.

Conference Programme

Download the conference programme here (PDF, file size: 163.58KB) .



Gary Grant. A multi-functional approach to living walls.

Katia Perini, Paolo Rosasco. Vertical greening systems: social and private benefits and costs.

Michelle Sánchez de León Brajkovich. Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of green walls systems.

Peter Vujakovic, David Powley. Walking the walls: the importance of wall plants as part of a developing ‘sense of place’ narrative for the Canterbury UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ben Kimpton, James Farrell, Martin Eade. The Volks Wall – Two centuries in the life of a green wall on Brighton seafront.

Luis Pérez-Urrestarazu, Gregorio Egea, Rafael Fernández-Cañero. Influence of different variables on living wall irrigation.

Ross WF Cameron, Jane E Taylor, Martin R Emmett. Green Façades - How does plant choice affect wall cooling?

Gabriel Pérez, Julià Coma, Cristian Solé, Albert Castell, Luisa F. Cabeza. Vertical Greenery Systems for energy conservation in buildings.

LM Chu. Vertical greening in a subtropical city: System and species selection.

Juri Yoshimi, Hasim Altan. An observational study on the thermal benefits of green walls in the UK climate.

Bernd Eisenberg. Urban climate comfort zones and microclimatic benefits of green living room, Ludwigsburg.

Daniele Schönle. Green wall construction and Baubotanik.

Moritz Bellers. Designing cimate optimimze cities with Baubotanik.

Arnie Rainbow. The role of green compost in sustainable growing media. 

Mark Grañén. Global creativity: new challenges for urban landscape. 

Dick Lauwerijssen. Market-oriented development of green wall products.

Angus Cunningham. Second generation of living walls.

Eloi Chuzel. Green Wall solution system by Tracer: featuring environmental benefits for urban sustainability.

Agnes Petit, Laurent Daune, Robert Perroulaz, Jacques Kaufmann, Sébastien Polli, Séraphine Hirtz, Stéphane Burgos, Marco Ammon, Görge Blendermann.  Vegetal Envelop - a new generation of living walls.

Maria Manso, Ana Lidia Virtudes, João Castro Gomes. Modular system design for vegetated surfaces: Integration of sustainability concerns.

Patrick Blanc. High plant diversity: the key for sustainable Vertical Gardens in challenging situations.

Caroline Chiquet, John W. Dover, Paul Mitchell. How the characteristics of living walls and green façades influence their animal biodiversity.

Sophie Cohen, Philippe Gourdain. For a real integration of biodiversity in Green Wall conception and maintenance.

Veronica Lawrie, Octavia Neeves. A tale of two green walls: from BREEAM to ecosystem services.

Lynette Robertson. Enhancing health and wellbeing with living walls - inside and out.

Sean Farrell. The financial benefits of green infrastructure.

Richard Sabin. The role and potential of vertical greening in sustainable cities.

Conference Location

The Conference was held at Staffordshire University’s new £30 million Science Centre in Stoke-on-Trent. The campus is well served by major communication routes, with a train station a short walk away from the Science Centre and road access via the M6 motorway. Birmingham International Airport is probably our closest. There are direct trains from the airport to Stoke-on-Trent.


Christine Dover
Science Centre
Staffordshire University
Leek Road
t: +44 (0)1782 294110
e: c.j.dover@staffs.ac.uk