About the JOLA


About the Journal of Living Architecture (JOLA) 

The Journal of Living Architecture (JOLA) is the official, peer-reviewed journal of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, an interdisciplinary trade and professional organization, linking research, design and policy with the industry; and is dedicated to advancing the methods and practices of creating living architecture for healthier cities. JOLA’s mission is to expand and update the research and knowledge base for living architecture and allied professionals. In addition, JOLA serves as a forum for emerging and contemporary issues affecting living architecture. 

The JOLA is written, reviewed, and edited by living architecture professionals, sharing with their colleagues successful educational applications, original research findings, scholarly opinions, educational resources, and challenges on issues of critical importance to living architecture professionals and educators. 

The JOLA is published exclusively here, on the Living Architecture Monitor magazine website. The magazine will publish the abstract of each published JOLA manuscript in the quarterly magazine, with a link to the full paper here, online, in order to reach a greater audience. 


Click HERE for the JOLA's Terms of Reference and Review Guidelines


The current JOLA editorial review board includes:

  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Reid Coffman (Kent State University)
  • Co-Editor-in-ChiefDr. David Tilley (University of Maryland)
  • Dr. Brad Bass (Environment Canada)
  • Dr. Robert Berghage (Penn State University)
  • Dr. Jennifer Bousselot (Colorado State University)
  • Dr. Maureen Connelly (British Columbia Institute of Technology)
  • Dr. Nigel Dunnett (University of Sheffield)
  • Bruce Dvorak, MLA (Texas A&M University)
  • Barry Lehrman, MArch/MLA (California State Polytechnic University)
  • Thomas O'Connor, MSE (US Environmental Protection Agency)
  • Dr. Bill Retzlaff (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)
  • Dr. Bradley Rowe (Michigan State University)
  • Virginia Russell, MLA (University of Cincinnati)
  • Dr. Sabina Shaikh (University of Chicago)
  • Dr. Richard Sutton (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
  • Dr. Youbin Zheng (University of Guelph)