Take Advantage of Grey to Green 2018’s Early Bird Rates and Save $100, by GRHC

March 2, 2018 at 1:36 pm

Grey to Green Conference // greytogreenconference.org
Green Infrastructure: Jobs, Health & Community Resilience

Take Advantage GreytoGreen 2018 Early Bird Rates Save $100

Take advantage of our early bird rates and save $100

Brought to you by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, the 6th Annual Grey to Green Conference is taking place on May 15-16, 2018 at the Chestnut Conference Centre in Toronto.  Grey to Green focuses on green infrastructure design, research and policy and connects professionals working to integrate natural elements into the built environment.

The 2018 agenda features a wide variety of innovative content on stormwater management, urban agriculture, biophilic design, green infrastructure and the Internet of Things, and designing green communities.

Grey to Green 2018 Agenda

Take Advantage GreytoGreen 2018 Early Bird Rates Save $100

Grey to Green commences with a FREE public forum on May 15th at Toronto Metro Hall to discuss Designing Future Cities with Green InfrastructureSteven Peck, the Founder and President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, will kick off the night with an industry update and speak to the ever increasing need to adopt green infrastructure in our cities before introducing the events panelists.

Architect Tye Farrow, a senior partner at Farrow Partners, envisions transforming the Bloor Viaduct into a “Living Bridge” complete with individual housing suites, restaurants, hotels as well as pedestrian and bike paths.  Claire Nelischer from the Ryerson University City Building Institute shares her research findings on the need for the Rail Deck Park, a proposed 21-acre park in downtown Toronto that would be built overtop of the rail corridor between Blue Jays Way and Bathurst Street.

As designers and researchers continue to intrigue the region with futuristic projects, Grey to Green also highlights the importance of green infrastructure policy to the success and continued growth of the industry.  Deborah Martin-Downs, the CAO of Credit Valley Conservation and Chair of the Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition, will discuss new policy developments that facilitate green infrastructure investment in Ontario.

Thought Leadership

The bulk of Grey to Green will take place on Wednesday May 16th showcasing a lineup of speakers that are leading the way for green infrastructure adoption and widespread implementation.  These thought leaders and change agents will give you exclusive access into their design processes, research findings and policy developments that will no doubt be part of our future urban fabric.

Take Advantage GreytoGreen 2018 Early Bird Rates Save $100

Don’t miss the Afternoon Keynote featuring Craig Applegath, Founding Principal of DIALOG’s Toronto Studio who will present Addressing Climate Change through Green Infrastructure and Paul Kephart, Principal, Ecologist and Designer at Rana Creek Design, as he talks about San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal Center Rooftop Park as well as discussing the work on the JNBY Headquarters Rooftop Tea Production in Hangzhou, China.

The concurrent sessions explore trends in urban agriculture, green walls, rain gardens, green roof research findings, biophilic design and stormwater management all under the theme of building resilient communities.

Save $100 on registration when you sign up before March 29, 2018!

Take Advantage GreytoGreen 2018 Early Bird Rates Save $100

Training Courses & Tours

Grey to Green will also feature a variety of training courses on May 15th such as Biophilic Design, Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture, Green Roof Design & Installation and Green Walls 101.  To top off the event we have also curated an array of tours to highlight Toronto’s outstanding green infrastructure projects.

Explore Toronto’s East End that has been reinvigorated with green infrastructure design, get your boots dirty with a bus tour of the Gro-Bark mulch production plant and tour the Ryerson Rooftop Farm!  Register for tours and training courses at greytogreenconference.org.

Take Advantage GreytoGreen 2018 Early Bird Rates Save $100

Register now as early bird rates end March 19, 2018

Grey to Green Conference is pending approval for up to 7.5 Continuing Education / Professional Development Hours by LA CES, AIA CES, BOMI, APLD and RCI.

To register, visit greytogreenconference.org.

~ Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Take Advantage GreytoGreen 2018 Early Bird Rates Save $100

Can’t make Grey to Green 2018CitiesAlive 2018 is currently accepting proposals until March 11, 2018. Visit citiesalive.org for details.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC)

Take Advantage GreytoGreen 2018 Early Bird Rates Save $100

GRHC’s 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.

Visit www.greenroofs.org for more information.

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

CitiesAlive NYC 2018 Call for Proposals Due March 11

February 13, 2018 at 3:22 pm

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities’ 2018 CitiesAlive will be held in New York City

CitiesAlive NYC 2018 Call for Proposals Due March 11

Presented by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), the CitiesAlive®: Annual Green Infrastructure Conference will take place in Brooklyn, New York on September 24-28.  Would you like to speak or present a workshop this year?

Call for Proposals Due March 11

As Corporate Members and perennial Media Partners, we at Greenroofs.com are sharing the GRHC Proposal specifics:

Now in its 16th year, CitiesAlive, hosted by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, explores the most recent green infrastructure science, economic valuation, asset management, public policy developments, new technology, and best practices in design, installation, and maintenance. The goal is to help inform the current policy debate by making the case for a rapid and significant increase in green infrastructure investment. 

GRHC is looking for motivating and informative presentations and interactive workshops highlighting the following areas: 

  • Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
  • Best Practices for Shoreline Protection
  • Urban Agriculture and Food Production
  • Human Health and Biophilic Benefits
  • Economic Benefits – Green Infrastructure Accounting & Asset Management
  • Best Practices for Bioswales Design and Management
  • Stormwater Management (Policies, Quantification, Design)
  • Energy Benefits / Urban Heat Island
  • Urban Forestry Best Practices
  • Green Wall Design and Best Practices
  • Green Infrastructure Monitoring and Management using the Internet of Things
  • Green Infrastructure and Social Equity and Social Justice
  • Monetizing the Benefits of Green Infrastructure
  • Black Arts and the Best Practices for Waterproofing in the New York Area
  • Green Infrastructure and Extreme Weather in a Changing Climate
  • Green Roof Myth Busting
  • Green Infrastructure and Policy Change
  • Biodiversity and Wildlife on Green Roofs
  • Skyrise Greening

CitiesAlive NYC 2018 Call for Proposals Due March 11

Please visit the CitiesAlive Conference website for complete information, and the Call for Proposals to submit yours!

By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher & Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summits Host

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week for February 12, 2018: 360 MALL and Expansion

February 13, 2018 at 12:56 pm

Greenroofs.com Project Week 360 Mall in Kuwait and Extension

360 Mall Vertical Gardens and 360 Expansion-Sheikh Jaber Al Abdullah Al Jaber Al Sabah International Tennis Complex
Kuwait City, Kuwait
8,934 sf vertical gardens and 16,684 sf vertical gardens under construction

Greenroofs.com Project Week 360 Mall Kuwait and Extension

Photo courtesy of ©Mitchell Duncan & Associates Ltd

Greenroofs.com Project Week 360 Mall Kuwait and Extension

Graphic for CallisonRTKL by ©Sport Concepts

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: February 12, 2018

Living architecture in the arid, water-scarce Middle East is challenging, but very doable.  Many examples exist of outdoor and indoor greenroofs and walls.  In honor of this week’s 5th International Green Roof Congress in Kuwait City, we are highlighting a particularly distinctive and curvaceous indoor living wall project and future expansion project by French botanist Patrick Blanc.

Held from February 17-18, 2018 at the very green Al Shaheed Park, we’re excited to attend!  And, I’m thrilled to be closing with my new “Top 10 Living Architecture Trends in Dry & Sub-Humid Regions” presentation on Sunday.

Greenroofs.com Project Week 360 Mall Kuwait and Extension

Photo ©CRTKL

Mini Description & Details

Developed by the Tamdeen Group and designed by architects CallisonRTKL, the 360 MALL in Kuwait is a unique luxury retail and entertainment complex.  One of the most dynamic retail and leisure destinations in the region has been created, combining upscale shopping, entertainment, art, and state-of-the-art technology.

Its dramatic circular shape was in part a result of rigorous zoning requirements.  CallisonRTKL took architectural design inspiration from the time-honored Islamic tradition of navigating by the stars.

Greenroofs.com Project Week 360 Mall Kuwait and Extension

Photo courtesy of ©Mitchell Duncan & Associates Ltd

Greenroofs.com Project Week 360 Mall Kuwait and Extension

Photo courtesy ©Patrick Blanc

In 2009, the first hydroponic Patrick Blanc Vertical Gardens were planted in the main Atrium and Solar Garden, and include four freestanding double-sided vegetated walls.  In 2015 the Food Lounge underwent an extension project and a major feature is the new garden-themed court with a 10-meter high waterfall as a focal point.

Planted in 2017, lush vertical gardens were added including a 29 m-long narrow suspended blade known as the “Fountain Hanging Crown.”  Patrick Blanc selected over 21,500 plants representing over 101 species from around the world.

Greenroofs.com Project Week 360 Mall in Kuwait and Extension

Photography by Yousef Al Nasser, @yousefcam

Visually stunning, the vertical gardens function as a natural biofilter, improving the mall’s air quality.  The plants were chosen for their diverse form, color, and texture to create a soothing and relaxing canvas of a tropical forest.

Greenroofs.com Project Week 360 Mall Kuwait and Extension

Photo by FAJERALFARSI on Khaleejesque

Greenroofs.com Project Week 360 Mall Kuwait and Extension

Photo courtesy of ©Mitchell Duncan & Associates Ltd

More

The 360 MALL is a favorite destination for great shopping, food choices, and pleasing plus soothing environment to enjoy the sights, sounds, and scents of a beautiful, green and charming oasis.

In 2015 a massive 360 MALL Extension commenced with a  additional shopping and leisure activities, and the 7,600-seat Sheikh Jaber Al Abdullah Al Jaber Al Sabah International Tennis Complex.  The new complex will feature a 350 m-long and 7 m-high indoor circular Vertical Garden by Patrick Blanc, slated to be one of the longest greenwalls ever.

Greenroofs.com Project Week 360 Mall in Kuwait and Extension

Graphics for CallisonRTKL by ©Sport Concepts

Greenroofs.com Project Week 360 Mall Kuwait and Extension

Year: 2009, 2017 & Current
Owner:
Tamdeen Shopping Centers
Location:
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Building Type:
Commercial
Type:
Living Wall
System:
Single Source Provider
Size:
8934 sq.ft. +16,684 sq. ft.
Slope:
100%
Access:
Accessible, Open to Public

Greenroofs.com Project Week 360 Mall Kuwait and Extension

Photo courtesy of ©Mitchell Duncan & Associates Ltd

Greenroofs.com Project Week 360 Mall Kuwait and Extension

Photo courtesy ©Patrick Blanc

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Developer: Tamdeen Group
Architect: CallisonRTKL
Vertical Garden Designer: Patrick Blanc, Le Mur Vegetal
Living Wall System: Dr. Patrick Blanc, Le Mur Vegetal

Greenroofs.com Project Week 360 Mall Kuwait and Extension

Graphic by ©HyattHotel

Greenroofs.com Project Week 360 Mall Kuwait and Extension

Photo courtesy © Mustafa E.K.

All the Info:

View the 360 MALL Vertical Gardens and 360 MALL Extension-Sheikh Jaber Al Abdullah Al Jaber Al Sabah International Tennis Complex to see ALL of the Photos and Additional Information about these particular projects in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

Greenroofs.com Project Week 360 Mall Kuwait and Extension

Photo ©mid-east.info

Project of the Week Video Feature

Watch the 360 Mall Vertical Gardens and 360 Expansion-Sheikh Jaber Al Abdullah Al Jaber Al Sabah International Tennis Complex Project of the Week Video below or see it on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube:

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week 2/12/18 video credits: Photos courtesy of ©Mitchell Duncan & Associates Ltd.; ©Mustafa E.K Photography; ©Patrick Blanc, ©CRKTL, ©Tamdeen Group, and ©Sport Concepts courtesy of Patrick Blanc; and ©mid-east.info.

Did we miss your contribution? Please let us know to add you to the 360 Mall Vertical Gardens and 360 Expansion-Sheikh Jaber Al Abdullah Al Jaber Al Sabah International Tennis Complex profiles.

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By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher & Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summits Host

Patrick Blanc to Speak at the International Green Roof Congress in Kuwait (17-18 February) by Wolfgang Ansel

February 9, 2018 at 12:06 pm

Patrick Blanc Will Speak International Green Roof Congress 2018 Kuwait

Urban Oasis Experience – 5th International Green Roof Congress 2018 Kuwait

The 5th International Green Roof Congress in Kuwait (17-18th February 2018, Al Shaheed Park) is only a week away.  For the first time this special event will bring together Green Building experts from the Middle East, Europe and the USA for a cross-border exchange of experiences in the field of Green Roofs and Green Walls.

Noted French Botanist Patrick Blanc Added to Distinguished Speakers

Patrick Blanc Will Speak International Green Roof Congress 2018 Kuwait

Part of the outstanding speaker programme is Patrick Blanc, the inventor of the Mur Végétal or Vertical Garden concept – plant walls, which enable the introduction of biodiversity onto the concrete walls of towns.  Altogether, Patrick has created over 300 Vertical Gardens all over the world including projects in Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Dubai.

Patrick Blanc Will Speak International Green Roof Congress 2018 Kuwait

360 Mall in Kuwait City by Patrick Blanc. Image courtesy of ©Mitchell Duncan & Associates Ltd.

Many of Patrick’s works are in conjunction with famous architects like Jean Nouvel, Herzog and de Meuron, Tadao Ando, Andrée Putman, Marc Newson, Francis Soler, and many more.

See the entire outstanding Speaker Programme at www.greenroofworld.com.

Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al Sabah – Minister of Al-Diwan Al-Amiri

Patrick Blanc Will Speak International Green Roof Congress 2018 Kuwait

The 5th International Green Roof Congress 2018 is under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al Sabah – Minister of Al-Diwan Al-Amiri.  The Amiri Diwan has successfully rehabilitated the Al Shaheed Park with wide green spaces, landscaping and waterfalls, as well as many buildings and multi-purpose facilities and uses – and it’s one of the largest green roofs in the world.

Pioneering Congress in the Persian Gulf

Patrick Blanc Will Speak International Green Roof Congress 2018 Kuwait

Al Shaheed Park narrates the story of a land, its history, and culture. Image: © Al Hani Construction and Trading Company.

The pioneering congress in Kuwait will have an important impact on the development of the Green Building topic in the Middle East.  More information about the exciting congress programme with excursion, lectures, panel discussion and evening reception can be found at www.greenroofworld.com.

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this unique event.

Register Today at http://www.greenroofworld.com/registration/.

We look forward to seeing you in Kuwait’s new urban oasis – the Al Shaheed Park.  Please don’t hesitate to share this information within your network.Patrick Blanc Will Speak International Green Roof Congress 2018 Kuwait

~ Wolfgang Ansel of the International Green Roof Association (IGRA)

Register Today 5th International Green Roof Congress 2018 Kuwait

Patrick Blanc Will Speak International Green Roof Congress 2018 Kuwait

Wolfgang Ansel is a biologist and the Director of the International Green Roof Association (IGRA). One of his main areas of work is implementing Green Roof policies and guidelines on an international level. Wolfgang Ansel is co-author of different Green Roof books.

During the last years, he was an invited speaker at congresses in Europe, North America, and Asia. IGRA’s targets include the worldwide promotion of the ecological Green Roof idea, an international knowledge transfer in the field of Green Roofs, and the stimulation of international standards for good practices and reliable Green Roof technology.

Patrick Blanc Will Speak International Green Roof Congress 2018 Kuwait

Contact Wolfgang Ansel, Director, International Green Roof Association (IGRA):

PO Box 2025
72610 Nuertingen / Germany
Tel.: +49 7022 / 7191980
E-Mail: ansel@igra-world.com
www.greenroofworld.com