In anticipation of Greenroofs.com‘s spectacular 2015 Virtual Summit on April 6 through May 31 – and in order to familiarize you with the event – we are now making the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 videos publicly available on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube to all free of charge.
Today we have the pleasure to air “The Status of Chinese Green Roofs & Featured Presentations from the 2012 Hangzhou China World Green Roof Congress” by Wang Xianmin and others. Wang Xianmin is the Deputy Chief of the Vertical Greening Academic Group of China Green Building Council, Vice Chairman of the International Rooftop Landscaping Association (IRLA), and Secretary-general of the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 China World Green Roof Congresses. He gives us an overview of greenroof challenges and growth in China – plus much more.
His short introductory presentation was filmed in Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles where he invited participants to attend the 2013 China World Green Roof Congress in Nanjing held in October of that year.
Following Wang Xianmin’s video, you can see videos that IRLA shared with Greenroofs.com from the 2012 Hangzhou China•World Green Roof Congress, in both Mandarin and English, including the following: Opening Ceremony (Mandarin); Wang Xianmin Welcome (Mandarin); Keynote from Dr. Ken Yeang of Llewelyn Davies Yeang and T. R. Hamzah & Yeang (English); Keynote from Dr. Manfred Köhler of WGIN and the Green Roof Centre of Excellence Neubrandenburg (English); Keynote from Linda Velazquez of Greenroofs.com (English); and the Keynote from Dr. Tai Lee Siang of the of Singapore Green Building Council (Mandarin).
Thank you to the International Rooftop Landscaping Association (IRLA) for sharing your videos with us!
Also, see Wang Xianmin from the inaugural Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2011 where he presented “The Current Situation and Future of Green Roofs in China.” And you can watch his :41 VS2013 Wang Xianmin New Promo video which was filmed at the 2012 Hangzhou China•World Green Roof Congress in November, 2012.
“Beijing, China. Wang Xianmin is Deputy Chief of the Vertical Greening Academic Group of China Green Building Council; Vice Chairman of the International Rooftop Landscaping Association (a member of the World Green Infrastructure Network – WGIN); Secretary-general of the 2012 Hangzhou China•World Green Roof Conference; Founder and former Secretary-general of the Beijing Rooftop Greening Association; former Secretary-general of the Great Wall Green Engineering Organizing Committee and Former Deputy Dean of the Asia-Pacific Education Centre of Peking University. He graduated from Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics. Xianmin Wang is the author of China 2010 Shanghai World Expo venue three-dimensional Green, 2011 and Roof Garden, 2007.“ ~ VS2013
Watch “The Status of Chinese Green Roofs & Featured Presentations from the 2012 Hangzhou China World Green Roof Congress” by Wang Xianmin and others below or see it specifically on its own channel, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013:
Our second foray in the world of virtual conferences, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture, was very successful at bringing together people from around the world to learn, discuss, and network in our field of living architecture. This time partnering with the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), between Greenroofs.com and WGIN we produced 36 videos involving 59 esteemed international speakers, specifically: 22 Individual Presenters, including 5 Keynotes; 5 Panel Sessions; and 9 Collaborative Presentations.
Watch these other VS2013 videos released so far:
Upping the Urban Green. What is the Actual and Potential Role of Ecology in our Cities? Inspiration Nook Video by Dr. Mark Simmons and Christine Thuring.
Natural System for Recycling Wastewater and its Nutrients Inspiration Nook Video by João Manuel Linck Feijó.
A Tale of Two Hydroponic Living Wall Systems from Canada and Spain Collaborative Video by Dr. Alan Darlington and Ignacio (Nacho) Solano.
12 Reasons to Invest in Green Roofs Keynote Video by Steven Peck.
Coastal Green Roof Design and Native Plants Video by Kevin Songer.
La Agricultura Urbana en Iberoamérica y España – Urban Agriculture in Ibero-America and Spain Panel Session with Dr. Julian Briz, Dr. José María Durán- Altisent, Dr. Isabel de Felipe, Tanya Müller García, Dr. Gilberto Navas, and Joaquin Sicilia Carnicer.
Naturación Urbana en España – Urban Greening in Spain Collaborative Video by Dr. Julian Briz, Dr. José María Durán-Altisent, Dr. Isabel de Felipe, and Joaquin Sicilia Carnicer.
Relaunch – Hamburg’s New Green Roof Strategy Video by Wolfgang Ansel.
Introduction to Integrated Water Management Video by Jeff Bruce.
Award Winning Designers Sharing Projects & Lessons Learned Collaborative Video with Michael Franco, Brendan Shea, Emily Shelton, and Keith Tufts.
Green Infrastructure Design and the Biophilic Effect Keynote Video by Mary Ann Uhlmann.
Vegetation Development on Extensive Green Roofs Over Time Video by Christine Thuring.
Sky Parks in the Public Realm – Elevating Green Ways and Urban Connectivity Panel Session with Dr. Maureen Connelly, Sadhu Aufochs Johnston, Randy Sharp, and Dr. Tan Puay Yok.
Skyrise Ag: 5 Ways to Local Food Production Collaborative Video with Helen Cameron, Mohamed Hage, George Irwin, Ben Flanner and Alan Joaquin.
Building-Integrated Vegetation: Redefining the Landscape or Chasing a Mirage? Opening Keynote Video by Aditya Ranade.
Mexico City’s Green Plan & Green Roofs – Areas Verdes de la Ciudad de Mexico & Azoteas Naturadas Video by Tanya Müller García.
The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort Video by Jaron Lubin.
Phyto Kinetic: Gardens in Movement Video by Marc Grañén.
Profiles of Women Business Leaders Greening the Way Collaborative Video with Barbara Deutsch; Lexie Hain and Marguerite Wells; Vanessa Keitges; and Joy Schmidt.
Green Walls and Maintenance – Needs, Opportunities and Best Practices Panel Session Video with Melissa Daniels, Christopher Lyon, Steven Peck, and James Sable.
Reflections of a Green Roof Campaigner and Visions of the Future Keynote Video by Dusty Gedge.
Urban Green in Australia Video by Matt Dillon.
2012 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + A Look into 2013 Collaborative Video with Linda S. Velazquez and Haven Kiers.
We hope you will join us in watching all of these as we present them!
~ Linda V.
Also see these videos below in various languages on our exclusive Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 greenroofs.TV playlist:
VS2013 Julian Briz Promo – Spanish
VS2013 Manfred Koehler Promo – German
VS2013 Francois Lassalle Promo – French
VS2013 Eun-Heui Lee Promo – Korean
VS2013 Wang Xianmin Promo – Mandarin Chinese
VS2013 Tanya Mueller Promo – Spanish