As Media Partners again for the second World Green Infrastructure Congress 2023 (WGIC 2023) in Berlin and Online: 27 – 29 June 2023, we at Greenroofs.com want to share these important deadlines:
WGIC Berlin 2023 Normal Rate Registration: May 26, 2023
Take advantage of this special rate as you don’t want to pay for the Late Rate! BuGG members can also take advantage of the special discount for members. Register Now.
WGIN 2023 Global Awards Nomination Submittal Due Date: May 31, 2023
***Nominations submitted by or on behalf of WGIN National Association and EFB members will be judged.***
The World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) Awards will be formally announced at the Congress. Submit Now.
Fun Fact: I’ll be one of the judges!
WGIC Berlin 2023 Highlights
Two days of Congress (in Berlin and online) plus one day of excursions await you in the hustle and bustle of Berlin. Presentations will be in German or English, with simultaneous translation provided for all lectures.
Spots for the accompanying program, including the dinner party (June 27th) and field trips (June 29th), are almost fully booked!
In addition to knowledge transfer and the demonstration of best practice examples, the focus will be on networking between participants, exhibitors, and speakers.
Organized by the German Association of Building Greening Bundesverband GebäudeGrün e.V. (BuGG), the World Green Infrastructure Congress 2023 has the support of international partners such as the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), the European Federation of Green Roofs & Walls (EFB, Europäische Föderation der Bauwerksbegrünungsverbände e.V.), Association for Greening Buildings (VfB) and Swiss Professional Association for Building Greening (SFG) along with national partners Federal Association of Garden, Landscaping and Sports Field Construction (BGL) and Patzer Verlag, as well as 23 congress and 11 media partners.
The World CongressWGIC 2023 is further supported by numerous gold and silver sponsors. You can learn more about Sponsoring and Partnership opportunities.
Full program. Conference on the 1st and 2nd days
On June 27th and 28th 2023, five parallel sessions will present 90 lectures on current topics related to greening buildings (roofs, facades and interior greening) and their diverse and prospective applications. Topics will include climate adaptation strategies, sustainable building, rainwater management, biodiversity, urban strategies for greening buildings, architectural and practical examples.
The program is set – a total of over 100 speakers from 29 countries are expected!
A Brilliant Start for the Opening of the WGIC Berlin 2023
With the greetings of the Federal Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Building Klara Geywitz and the keynote speeches of the German architect Christoph Ingenhoven (who has set marks with the KöBogen 2 and Calwer Passage buildings, among others) and the world famous French botanist Patrick Blanc, there will be a brilliant start to the Congress on June 27, 2023 in Berlin.
Accompanying Exhibition with Poster Presentations
The exhibition is another highlight of the event as it will provide a great overview of various products, systems and services in the industry – and it’s almost fully booked with 60 exhibiting companies and associations. The accompanying exhibition is also special as approximately 60 poster presentations will be on hand for attendees to learn about various facets of research. Find out about the current state of the art in technology and research!
World Green Infrastructure Network 2023 Global Awards
The World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) will present the WGIN 2023 Global Awards for the best #greeninfrastructure practices at the World Green Infrastructure Congress (#WGIC) in Berlin, 27 – 29 June 2023.
Nominations submitted by or on behalf of WGIN National Association and EFB members will be judged. The WGIN Awards will acknowledge four categories:
- #BuiltEnvironment Green Infrastructure (green roofs & green walls)
- #UrbanLandscape Green Infrastructure
- #Research Green Infrastructure
- #Policy Green Infrastructure
Read WGIN Award Conditions of Entry, find more information, and submit a nomination by 31 May!
“Our Mission is to advocate and promote the integration of green infrastructure in urban planning, globally.” ~ WGIN
Since 2009 WGIN has expanded to represent 22 National Associations and has held 10 World Green Infrastructure Congresses. WGIN has established supportive working research committees and has an active enthusiastic board of directors representing 11 nations.
And, welcome to WGIN’s newest member, Design for Nature from New Zealand! Design for Nature brings government, industry and researchers together to support nature-based solutions. They support projects that enable healthy, resilient, biodiverse, regenerative, and equitable places for nature (and they affirm that includes us).
As the Bundesverband GebäudeGrün e. V. (BuGG) President, make sure to read Dr. Gunter Mann’s World Green Infrastructure Congress 2023 in Berlin and Online: 27 – 29 June 2023 Guest Feature from April 6.
Aramis and I hope to see you among all of our far-flung colleagues and friends whom we haven’t seen in a very long time.
After everyone’s long but necessary mandatory COVID 19 hibernation, we’re ready for some in-person gatherings, networking, and fun!
Love the Earth, Plant a Roof (or Wall)!
By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher & Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summits Host