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Flooding Cities Needs to Get Spongy, GRHC Events, + more…

on October 16, 2023 at 4:50 pm under , , , , , , , ,
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First, we’d like to share our best wishes for a peaceful and equitable solution to the armed conflict with Israel and Hamas. The one thing we all have in common is our children, and we hope for the survival of all innocent civilians.

On the living architecture front, let’s follow the philosophy of Kongjian Yu, one of the world’s foremost advocates of nature-based solutions, including the Sponge City approach: Today’s concrete- and asphalt-heavy cities act as a sealer atop the previous natural landscape. Because they are impermeable, water can’t sink into the ground—it has to rage across town, turning subway stairs into waterfalls and swamping schools as we’ve seen in NYC.

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As GRHC Media Partners, we invite you to discover the future of urban sustainability at the 2023 New York Region City Grey to Green Conference on October 23-24. This groundbreaking event, hosted by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), is your gateway to the latest advancements in green infrastructure and sustainable urban development in the New York metro area.

Join GRHC at the Virtual Green Infrastructure Research Symposium on October 25th from 12pm – 5pm EST. This pay what you can event delves into the forefront of green infrastructure research. Immerse yourself in a day of knowledge exchange as emerging professionals and seasoned academics converge to explore the possibilities of sustainable urban solutions.

On November 2 & 3 don’t miss GRHC’s Cascadia Grey to Green conference, a visionary gathering that converges in the vibrant city of Vancouver, British Columbia. This transformative event is dedicated to exploring the profound intersection of ecological harmony, sustainable development, and innovative design solutions. Join GRHC as they unveil the potential for creating greener, more resilient landscapes that contribute to climate change solutions and elevate the Cascadia region toward a sustainable future.

The IN/ARCH (ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DELL’ARCHITETTURA) Veneto Lifetime Achievement Award has been conferred unanimously to Emilio Ambasz, the prophet of green architecture. Born in Argentina, cosmopolitan in life and work, and deeply connected to Italy, Ambasz is one of the most extraordinary designers in the history of architecture. Kudos, Emilio!

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