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Minnesota and the Need for Green Infrastructure

on September 19, 2019 at 7:00 am under , , ,

Did you know Minneapolis experiences one of the worst urban heat island effects across the United States? Or that when two inches of rain fell on Minneapolis this summer within an hour, it caused widespread street flooding? The city saw submerged streets making them impassable to traffic and a power outage.

With extreme weather events expected to occur more frequently, our cities need to prepare, not only for the health and well being of residents but to avoid the costly aftermath of flooding and extreme heat events. How? with Green Infrastructure.

Grey to Green: Twin Cities on September 30 & October 1, 2019

Grey to Green Twin Cities
Grey to Green: Twin Cities will explore how green infrastructure elements such as green roofs, green walls, biophilic design, urban parks and trees and rain gardens can alleviate the stresses of extreme weather in cities. The conference will bring together professionals from a variety of disciplines to discuss the latest in design and best management practices. Our cities demand rapid reform and green infrastructure is a cost-effective and aesthetic solution to the numerous challenges our cities face.

Grey to Green Twin Cities
Grey to Green: Twin Cities features over 20 technical sessions including workshops, a trade show and networking opportunities. Take your experience to the next level by attending one of the tours or training courses to get hands-on technical knowledge.

Grey to Green Twin Cities
Whether you are interested in policy, design, research or just want to experience the beauty of green infrastructure, come on out to Grey to Green: Twin Cities and discover the growing potential of our cities.

Grey to Green Twin Cities

Can’t make it to Twin Cities? Grey to Green will be hosted in the DC Metro from October 29 -30 2019!

Register today! Learn more at

Grey to Green Twin Cities


~ Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC)

Grey to Green Twin Cities

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities‘ mission is to increase the awareness of the economic, social and environmental benefits of green roofs and green walls, and other forms of living architecture through education, advocacy, professional development and celebrations of excellence.

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Contact Steven Peck, GRHC founder and president at and 416-971-4494 x 233.


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