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Grey to Green Conference // May 8-10, 2017 // Toronto
Quantifying Green Infrastructure Performance
Join colleagues at the most engaging green infrastructure conference this year. Technical sessions and keynote speakers will highlight the latest in green infrastructure policy, design and economics – you won’t want to miss this!
Attend the Grey to Green Conference May 8, 9 & 10 to see over 50 green infrastructure experts speak, attend training courses to enhance your career, and tour Toronto’s finest green infrastructure projects.
Can’t attend Grey to Green? Order the May 9th webcast here and see the following green infrastructure expert speakers:
CLIMATE CHANGE: OCEANS, FORESTS AND LOCAL FOOD
Hon. Glen Murray, MPP (Toronto Centre), Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
THE ART TO INTEGRATE BLUE, GREEN AND SOCIAL
Herbert Dreiseitl, Director, Ramboll Liveable Cities Lab
What is livability in today’s context and how can we achieve this in dense urban spaces? Blue-green infrastructure will become a necessity as a survival and success strategy for Cities faced with the challenges of climate change and urbanization. This presentation talks about how to implement these technologies for liveable cities, using the example of innovative and award-winning blue-green infrastructure projects, including Bishan Park in Singapore, Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, and Queens Botanical Garden in New York.
HOW INVESTING IN GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE CREATES JOBS
Tony DiGiovanni, Executive Director, Landscape Ontario
Most people do not realize the size of the current living green infrastructure industry. It is a major employer. It is a huge economic impact generator. This session will outline the economic benefits of green infrastructure and highlight job opportunities for the future.
Exploring the Benefits and Lessons Learned of the Proposed Rail Deck Park Project through DIALOG’s “Carleton University Architectural Studio”
Craig Applegath, Architect, PPOAA, AAA, AIBC, NSAA, FRAIC, LEED® AP, Principal, DIALOG
The Rail Deck Park is a proposed urban park that will enclose the current active Railway Lanes in Toronto and when constructed, will be 21 acres. Craig Applegath will discuss the planning and design process that was done in partnership with a group of a group of 15 graduate students from Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism at DIALOG’s Toronto studio. Students worked alongside DIALOG architects, engineers, and urban planners ensuring a multidisciplinary approach, designed by those who are passionate about the future of Toronto.
The Rail Deck Park has the potential to significantly improve community well-being by reconnecting isolated neighbourhoods and create a downtown environment where people will live play and work.
Exploring the Lowline – New York’s first underground park: Lessons from the Lowline Lab
Signe Nielsen, FASLA, Principal, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, P.C.
Explore the Lowline’s history and context with historic images, site plan, and existing conditions photos. Nielsen will discuss the current plan and programming options along with the lessons learned from the community outreach process and Lowline Lab surveys. Learn more about the role of plants in the Lowline and the innovation design that allows them to grow underground by bringing daylight underground and using photometrics. Signe Nielson will also discuss how the Lowline will cultivate community.
Plus MANY more! See the full Webcast agenda here.
Grey to Green Conference Webcast is approved for up to 7.5 Continuing Education / Professional Development Hours by LA CES, AIA CES, APLD, and pending approval by BOMI and RCI.
Attending Grey to Green?
Enhance your professional practice with these educational opportunities:
Plant the seed for your professional growth by attending workshops at Grey to Green. Many of these training workshops include afternoon tours!
- Green Walls 101: Systems Overview & Design
- Integrated Water Management for Buildings and Sites
- Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture
- Lighting for Indoor Vegetable & Medicinal Crop Production & Living Walls
- Low Impact Development led by Credit Valley Conservation Authority
Learn more about these comprehensive courses here.
Exclusive Green Infrastructure Tours!
At this year’s Grey to Green, explore green roofs, rooftop gardens, LID projects and sustainable buildings with our expert guides. Tours include:
- Green Walls Walking Tour: Discover the Corus Quay’s five-story living wall and how it acts as a biofilter and indoor air purifier and visit the Robertson Building where you will learn about the native and exotic green and flowering plants that were all selected for their ability to reduce indoor air contaminants.
- Sustainable Buildings Tour: Tour two of Toronto’s most efficient buildings and explore how 25 York Street and RBC Waterpark seamlessly integrate sustainable technologies to maximize efficiencies.
- Three Mississauga Low Impact Development Projects: Led by CVC experts, you’ll tour Credit Valley Conservation’s Head Office, Elm Drive, and Wychwood sites in Mississauga.
- Urban Agriculture Tour: Explore Ryerson University’s quarter-acre rooftop farm and tour Scadding Court Community Centre which has piloted a sustainable urban agriculture and aquaponics system.
Fantastic Networking Opportunities
Mingle with international and local Green Infrastructure experts, and catch up with colleagues at the Grey to Green Evening Reception on May 9th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Tickets are included with every conference registration. A la carte registration is available for only $49.
Take advantage of the Canadian dollar, and learn for less at Grey to Green!
Register now as rates increase 10% at the door!
Grey to Green Conference is approved for Continuing Education / Professional Development Hours by LA CES, AIA CES, BOMI, APLD and RCI.
To register visit greytogreenconference.org