Join us for the 2nd Round of #VirtualSummit2019 Speaker Q&As held LIVE tomorrow Thursday, January 16, 2020.
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2nd Round of #VirtualSummit2019 Speaker Q&As Using Zoom
Our 1st Round of #VirtualSummit2019 Speaker Q&As was held last month, and please participate tomorrow in the 2nd Round of #VirtualSummit2019 Speaker Q&As.
Zoom with video capability is super easy! Just click on the blue WATCH button below the Speaker’s Q&A time. You can choose to be on camera, too – make sure your camera is on – or not if you just want to watch and participate via text.
Make sure to watch the Speakers videos first on the Agenda so you can make some informed comments or questions!
All Q&As are shown in EST (Eastern Standard Time) and GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). You can also use a World Time Difference Calculator to convert from GMT easily to your own time zone.
Join us LIVE on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at these times:
***Although we’ve confirmed with everyone here, times are subject to last-minute changes, so we recommend you do a reality check beforehand and verify here!***
In fact, we just added one more Q&A at 3:00 PM, updated above.
If you can’t get in, have any questions, etc., remember that friendly Aramis can assist you via the Chat feature on any #VirtualSummit2019 page.
Learn more about these 2nd Round Q&A Speakers:
JULIAN BRIZ, PHD and ISABEL DE FELIPE, PHD
Polytechnic University of Madrid Professors, itdUPM, PRONATUR Founders, & WGIN Board Members in Madrid, Spain @ 10:00 AM EST (3:00 PM GMT) – in English & Spanish:
Future Challenges for Multifunctional Urban Green Infrastructures
“We focus the topic with a GLOCAL strategy, a GLOBAL view (planet and living architecture) and LOCAL action (project and people). The urbanization process is increasing in the last decades, and 70% of human population is living in cities. The actual urban model is not sustainable due to socioeconomic, environmental, and health problems among others. We have to look for multiple Solutions Based in Nature. The best approach is to rely on urban green infrastructures with multifunctional dimensions.
Green infrastructures improve the city environment with higher air quality and humidity; reduce acoustic pollution, heat island effects, carbon and energy footprints; and improve local food supply, biodiversity, new business and employment opportunities, and recreation areas for human relations. To reach these goals, we need multidisciplinary groups of experts (architects, agronomists, sociologists, and others) to coordinate public and private actions with an efficient and sustainable horizon.
We present several case studies in our video related to innovation in green infrastructures and examples of multidisciplinary workshops.”
The Honey Bee Society Co-founder and President in Portland, OR, USA @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST (4:00 PM – 4:30 PM GMT):
Bees & Pollinators – Low Maintenance Rooftop Hives
“Rooftop Urban Bees are a growing trend across the United States and many cities have repealed 100 year old laws to not only allow for urban beekeeping but encourage it! Yet, year over year we continue to see devastating honeybee loss reports which detail 40% of hives are not making it through the winter.
But the data shows us that Honey Bee colonies in urban settings are fairing better than ever, feeding off the immense amount of gardens and flowering public spaces.
In this talk we will explore the growing movement of Rooftop Urban Bees, how to get started, things to avoid, benefits and drawbacks.”
ANTONIO VESTRELLA, PHD
Leonardo da Vinci Agricultural Institute Professor and Giardini & Paesaggi Principal in Rome, Italy @ 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EST (5:00 PM – 5:30 PM GMT) in Italian & Spanish:
Il Giardino Verticale & l’Alternanza Scuola Lavoro Tetto Verde Sperimentale del Liceo Giovanni Keplero di Roma (The Vertical Garden & Alternative School Work on the Experimental Green Roof of the Giovanni Keplero High School of Rome)
NOTE: The Liceo Giovanni Keplero di Roma Experimental Green Roof was our Featured Project in September, 2019.
“The Liceo Scientifico Giovanni Keplero di Roma is a public secondary scientific high school in Rome, Italy. In 2015 professor Roberto Casalini, PhD spearheaded efforts to create an Experimental Green Roof along with his colleague professor Antonio Vestrella, PhD from the Leonardo da Vinci Agricultural Institute. Together with a group of 25 students, the educators completed the first vegetated roof on a school in Italy in 2016.
Their yearly team of students routinely manage and monitor the educational research green roof, and they recently added a greenwall at the entrance to the high school. Students are actively involved in both structures’ daily maintenance including cultivating; performing scientific experimentation; and the related social networking. Students sell produce in the high school and money earned at the end of the year is donated to charity.
Presented in Italian with English subtitles and along with both professors and several students, the design and installation of the Liceo Scientifico Giovanni Keplero Green Wall is highlighted in the first video followed by the design and installation of the Liceo Scientifico Giovanni Keplero Experimental Green Roof in the second video.”
Keynote HENRY GORDON-SMITH
Agritecture Founder and Managing Director & Sustainability Strategist in New York, NY, USA @ 1:00 PM EST (6:00 PM GMT):
Keynote – The Economics of Vertical Farming
“In order to meet the growing demand for healthy, local food, cities must convert unused spaces, like rooftops, to farms. By eliminating the need to import food, cities can make fresh food more available, expand economic benefits, and lessen environmental impacts.
Urban agriculture has the potential to be a significant factor in adapting to the changing climate. Developers and property owners are beginning to recognize the potential of using these otherwise unused spaces. In this presentation, we examine successful transformations of rooftops into urban farms.”
NICOLAS SOLIS Standing in for VIVI MODONESE
ARVE Perú Business & Marketing Manager in Lima, Peru @ 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST (8:00 PM – 8:30 PM GMT):
Cubriendo la Ciudad de Verde con ARVE (The Greening of Peru with ARVE)
“ARVE’s Mission is to create new and better green areas in cities, contributing to the care of the environment. Leaders in vertical gardens in Peru, ARVE is a company formed by architects, industrial designers, agronomists, and landscape technicians in design, build, and maintenance of green walls and green roofs.
Watch and learn about some of the greening efforts in Lima, Peru from one of the country’s leaders of vertical greening.”
What to Expect at the Q&As – How Does Zoom Work?
It’s super easy! The Zoom Q&A Meeting Link appears on each Speaker’s Q&A time block – if you already have Zoom downloaded, click it, and you’re in! If not, click the link and you’ll be prompted to download the latest version of Zoom – then join the Q&A. Just follow the prompts.
Zoom has the capacity for up to 100 people on video at one time – but in our previous Virtual Summit experience, usually there are about 4-15 attendees at any one time per session. Of course, more are welcome!
In theory we could all speak at once, but clearly this could get a bit hectic! So, when you have a comment or question, text your city and we’ll call on you our name already will appear).
As an attendee, you decide if you want your video turned on and your audio connected.
See you online tomorrow Thursday, January 16!
Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher & Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summits Host
1 reply to "2nd Round of #VirtualSummit2019 Speaker Q&As Thursday, January 16, 2020"
Green infrastructure now becomes necessity. Your Initiatives are appreciative.