The Journal of Living Architecture (JLIV) is the peer-reviewed journal of the Green Infrastructure Foundation (GIF), a charitable 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) founded to respond to the need for greater awareness and resources to promote the design, installation, and maintenance of green infrastructure in local communities.

The JLIV 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 JLIV is published exclusively on the Living Architecture Monitor magazine website. The magazine will publish the abstract of each published JLIV manuscript in the quarterly issue, with a link to the full paper online.


The JLIV's mission is to expand and update the research and knowledge base for living architecture and allied professionals. In addition, JLIV serves as a forum for emerging and contemporary issues affecting living architecture.