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Brazil Takes Win for GRHC Contest

GRHC has announced the winner, João Manuel Linck Feijó from Brazil, of the Great Community Resiliency Project Contest. Feijó's winning project is pictured above.

João Manuel Linck Feijó, an agronomist engineer and president of Ecotelhado, from Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, has been announced as the winner of the Great Community Resiliency Project Contest by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.

The contest explored the concept of urban resiliency, and asked participants to submit their ideas of how living architecture can create more resilient communities.

''We received more than fifteen video, photo and editorial submissions from around the world,'' said Jennifer Foden Wilson, editor of the Living Architecture Monitor, the green roof and wall magazine published by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. ''Mr. Feijó's submission was selected as one of the top five finalists. His innovative submission really stood out to the public in the voting round and he has won a free delegate pass to CitiesAlive in San Francisco in October,'' she said.

''If green roofs and walls are to thrive, we must rethink the kind of water we are going to provide to irrigate it,'' said Mr. Feijó. ''Reusing wastewater and organic waste looks to be the most intelligent answer, instead of travelling long ways to treat it outside the city. An integrated system can provide the best quality water to green roofs and walls at a low cost.''

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