Are you interested in presenting in awesome Berlin, Germany at the upcoming World Green Infrastructure Congress 2017 held from June 20 – 22? If so, the Call for Papers is due on January 31, 2017.
Named after the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) which has been organizing the event since 2007 annually in a different member country, this year the WGIC (World Green Infrastructure Congress) 2017 – Designing with Nature is organized by the Fachvereinigung Bauwerksbegrünung e.V. (FBB, the Professional Green Roof Association) with the support of WGIN and the European Federation of Green Roofs & Walls (EFB, Europäische Föderation der Bauwerksbegrünungsverbände e.V.). The Congress will be presented with simultaneous translation in English and German.
About the WGIC 2017:
“The World Green Infrastructure Congress is a multi-day event concerning the greening of buildings (greening of roofs, façades and indoor areas) with the associated accompanying topics (e. g. urban climate, rainwater management, sustainability). At the end of the congress, there is the possibility to participate in excursions to special green roofs and façades in Berlin.
The congress offers:
- Knowledge transfer of greening of buildings (greening of roofs, façades and indoor areas);
- Showing of best practice examples;
- Transfer of knowledge by industry experts from Germany and abroad in [a] parallel series of lectures and discussion rounds;
- Networking. Meeting point. Addressing new target groups;
- Interdisciplinary exchange of experience between city representatives, architects, city planners, urban water developers, industrial and property representatives, manufacturers, processors, researchers, associations, politicians, and other interested parties.” ~ World Green Infrastructure Congress (WGIC) 2017
Please submit your application in German or English with the complete data and documents requested using the form on the Congress website at the latest by January 31, 2017. An international committee will review the submitted applications and give feedback by February 10, 2017 if you are accepted as a speaker or if they give a recommendation for a poster exhibition.
Please submit your application in German or English with the complete data and documents at the latest by March 31, 2017 using the form on the Congress website. You will be notified by April 10, 2017 regarding your acceptance.
Besides scientific topics, various ideas of specific initiatives and strategies of greening buildings are desirable. Please submit your application in German or English. In case of special suitability the poster can be published in the conference transcript. Note: Poster booking only possible for registered participants of the congress.” ~ World Green Infrastructure Congress (WGIC) 2017
I’m happy to say that I will be a reviewer this year and look forward to reading about all of your ideas plus the exciting projects newly constructed or on the boards!
Aramis and I will be in Berlin (our first time, can you believe it?) this June, and we are really looking forward to hear from and meet new colleagues, see old friends, and visit some spectacular and important green infrastructure sites in this historic city. We hope to see you there!
By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP