Watch the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 Video: “Social Healing with Greening” Panel – Part 2 with Patrick Carey and Darius Jones

September 29, 2016 at 1:37 pm

If you want to hear from a highly affable young person who has overcome a troubled past with an eager passion for learning, sharing, and greening, then don’t miss “Social Healing with Greening” Panel – Part 2 with Patrick Carey and Darius Jones from our Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design above or on our VS2015 Virtual Summit 2015 playlist on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube.

It’s been over a year since we concluded our third Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit, and as promised, we are now releasing the 23 videos from our 30+ international speakers to the general public.

Virtual Summit 2015 Video Social Healing Greening Carey Darius Jones

The “Social Healing with Greening” Panel – Part 2 with Patrick Carey and Darius Jones – Part 1 was highlighted last week.  With a very emotional story, it’s clear that Darius Jones is an exceptional young man! In 2015 moderator extraordinaire Patrick Carey met Darius while taking some classes at the Chicago Botanic Garden where Darius worked at the time (see his updated bio below).

Virtual Summit 2015 Video Social Healing Greening Carey Darius Jones

After chatting with Darius, Patrick formulated the idea for the “Social Healing with Greening” Panel which ultimately resulted in two panels since Darius couldn’t be present during filming with the original panelists.

Virtual Summit 2015 Video Social Healing Greening Carey Darius Jones

The premise of this Panel Session is that the idea of ecology is not limited to stormwater runoff and saving energy.  It also includes how we relate to each other, how imbalances are addressed – no less so than in the natural environment. Learn about Darius’ life consequences growing up in the west Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago which resulted in: his incarceration, struggles, and influences for rehabilitation in Cook County’s Vocational Rehabilitation Impact Center, enrollment in the nine-month Windy City Harvest Apprenticeship program concentrating on sustainable urban agriculture, and his transition to the Chicago Botanic Garden and promotion to the McCormick Rooftop Farm.

“The Windy City Harvest Apprenticeship program annually enrolls 15 to 20 students in a nine-month classroom and hands-on certificate course in sustainable urban agriculture that is accredited by the Illinois Community College Board for 31 continuing education credits. The certificate includes a 14-week paid internship at Windy City Harvest (WCH) farms or partnering urban-farming operations. The program … attracts a diverse group of students: career changers, young adults with a history of incarceration, and those with significant barriers to employment.” ~ Windy City Harvest Apprenticeship, Chicago Botanic Garden

Darius gives us a really unique perspective from the experience of coming though one of these programs!

Virtual Summit 2015 Video Social Healing Greening Carey Darius Jones

Chicago, IL, USA. Patrick Carey, GRP, has a degree in architecture and is principal of Hadj Design. Since 2000, Hadj Design has evolved from a design-build green roof and living wall to a research and design organization. Patrick has designed, installed, or consulted on over 100 green roofs to date. This work ranges from residential to commercial and institutional, various geometries and global climate regions, and with various performance characteristics such as storm water, food production, healing garden, habitat support, public art, and phytoremediation.

As such, he has been an activist in forming or aiding in the formation of grass roots green roof groups. His academic background is in philosophy, architecture, and botany/horticulture.  Patrick is a trainer with Green Roofs for Healthy Cities where he facilitates the Green Roof 101, 201, 301, & 401 Courses and has also taught at various universities.

Chicago, IL, USA. Darius Jones was born and raised in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood on the city’s west side. He first became interested in urban agriculture while serving a five-month sentence in the Vocational Rehabilitation Impact Center’s garden program in 2010. In 2011, he enrolled in the nine-month Windy City Harvest Apprenticeship program and received his certificate in October of that year.

He began working as the sales coordinator for the program, increasing sales by 100 percent for each of the two years that he had that role. In 2015 Darius became the coordinator of the McCormick Place Rooftop Farm. Updated bio: As of present, he is Partner & General Manager of Garfield Produce Company, using sustainable urban agriculture and entrepreneurship to develop sustainable careers in disenfranchised communities across the City of Chicago.

In 2013, WBEZ Radio named Darius an “Eco-Hero” for his work with urban agriculture ventures in Chicago. In 2014, he was named one of the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Employees of Distinction, and was also awarded one of six “Golden Beet Awards” by the Illinois Stewardship Alliance for the “other varieties” category.

Read about “Social Healing with Greening” Panel – Part 2 with Patrick Carey and Darius Jones video’s 5 Key Learning Objectives which I identified for participants of the Virtual Summit 2015.

Virtual Summit 2015 Video Social Healing Greening Carey Darius Jones

We welcome your input and suggestions to make our Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2017 more accessible, interactive, and a just better all around global social media experience!

~ Happy watching,

Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEEP AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher

~ Also enjoy these released videos available now from our Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design:

 “Social Healing with Greening” Panel – Part 1 with Patrick Carey, Peter Ensign, and George Irwin.

“Urban and Social Needs of Green” by Marc Grañén.

“Soil Ecological Processes on Green Roofs: Research and Observation Meet Theory and Intuition” by Christine Thuring.

“Greening the World Inside and Outside” by Mark Paul.

“The Great Green Roof Review” by Jenny Hill and Terry McGlade.

“Pollinators on the Parapets” by Angie Durhman.

“Using a Climate and Ecological Template Approach for Plant Selection for Extensive Green Roofs” by Ed Snodgrass.

“Beyond Extensive and Intensive: Defining the Comprehensive Green Roof” by Molly Meyer.

“Greenwalls in Middle Earth” by Graham Cleary.

“Green Roofs to New Cities” Keynote by Dr. Diana Balmori.

“Biosolar Roofs” by Nathalie Baumann and Dusty Gedge.

“Versatile Living Walls & Roofs: International Applications for Agriculture, Energy Conservation, Pollution Attenuation, and Aesthetics” by Dr. Bob Cameron.

“Greening Rooftops in Alberta: People, Place + Projects” by Kerry Ross.

“Stewardship of Rooftop Ecosystems” by Michael Furbish, Brad Garner, and Dr. Whitney Griffin.

“The Development of Revolutionary Large Scale Vegetated Infrastructure Projects in Latin America and the Foundation of a New Industry” by Pablo Atuesta.

“Two Extremes in Waterwise Design from Denver, Colorado and Athens, Greece” by Andrew Clements and Karla Dakin.

“From Passive House to the Cold North—How Vegetative Envelope Components Impact Buildings Panel Session with Dr. Bob Cameron, Dr. Allen Lee, Dr. Karen Liu, and Chris Wark.”

A Higher Purpose – Benefits to Human Health and Education through Green Roofing by Elizabeth Hart.

“A Green Building Should Look Green, Which Means Hairy! Dr. Ken Yeang Keynote Interview by Linda Velazquez.”

The Greenroofs.com 2014 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + a Look into 2015″ by Linda Velazquez and Haven Kiers.

Greenroofs.com’s VS2015 Opening Address from Linda Velazquez.”

Promos:

The Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 Speakers.

Invitation to the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015.

VIRTUAL SUMMIT 2015 teaser from Groncol.

Small Scale Green Roofs at the Virtual Summit by Dusty Gedge and John Little.

Project of the Week for September 26, 2016: Amy Joslin Memorial Eco Roof at the Multnomah Building

September 26, 2016 at 9:30 am

Project of the Week Amy Joslin Eco Roof Multnomah Building

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 9/26/16

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Amy Joslin Memorial Eco Roof at the Multnomah Building
Portland, OR, USA
11,893 sf. Greenroof

Project of the Week Description & Details

The seat of Oregon’s Multnomah County Government, the Multnomah Building is also home to the Amy Joslin Memorial Eco Roof.  Completed in 2003 and originally known as the Multnomah County Multnomah Building Eco Roof, the green roof is a powerful educational opportunity with public accessibility, interpretive activities, and free sharing of data.  Upon exiting the 5th floor, the greenroof panorama of meadow-like wildflowers, grasses, and sedums is immediately visible. Created as Portland’s first public green roof demonstration garden, descriptive signs offer greenroof information.  Designed by Carleton Hart Architecture and Macdonald Environmental Planning with consulting by Marie-Anne Boivin and Tremco, the major portion of green roof is not accessible but the adjacent rooftop plaza serves as the demonstration area.  In 2005 it was renamed the Amy Joslin Memorial Eco Roof in honor of the late Multnomah County Sustainability Manager who gained respect and county-wide awareness for her environmental leadership.

Project of the Week Amy Joslin Eco Roof Multnomah Building

In 2009 partners created the “Hope Garden” in six inches of lightweight growing mix in the accessible serpentine raised bed and planted organic vegetable gardens to recognize the growing community interest in local food systems and to inspire residents to plant their own edible gardens.  In 2014 a small demonstration edible living wall was installed by Green Living Technologies.  Planted with a variety of herbs and vegetables, the green wall and the rooftop Hope Garden grow donations for the Oregon Food Bank.  The roof also serves as a laboratory for experiments conducted by Portland State University, the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services, and others to quantify green roof benefits and increase public knowledge.  The County says the green roof evaporates about 25% of the building’s rainwater and reduces the air conditioning load between 5-10%.  The Amy Joslin Memorial Eco Roof stands as a Portland icon as one of the first municipal green roofs, a symbol of remembrance for a beloved county leader, and a source of pride for Multnomah County’s commitment to sustainability.

Project of the Week Amy Joslin Eco Roof Multnomah Building

NOTE:  The Amy Joslin Memorial Eco Roof at the Multnomah Building was part of the inspiration for starting GRiT – the Green Roof info Think-tank, and GRiT’s four founders were involved in the project in one way or another. GRiT is the organizer of the upcoming Portland Ecoroof Symposium:  See the Agenda for the Portland Ecoroof Symposium 2016 on October 2-3 & GRP Course on October 4 and I hope to see you there!

Project of the Week Amy Joslin Eco Roof Multnomah Building

Year: 2003
Owner: Multnomah County
Location: Portland, OR, USA
Building Type: Municipal/Government
Type: Extensive, Test/Research
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 11893 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible & Inaccessible, Open to Public

Project of the Week Amy Joslin Eco Roof Multnomah Building

Project of the Week Amy Joslin Eco Roof Multnomah Building

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Principal: Brian Carleton, Carleton Hart Architecture
Project Manager: Julie Wells Proksch, formerly with Carleton Hart Architecture
Design Team: Karen Pearson, Carleton Hart Architecture
Principal: Laurel Macdonald, Macdonald Environmental Planning
Landscape Architect: Jason King, formerly with Macdonald Environmental Planning
Structural Engineering: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Green Roof Design Consultant: Marie-Anne Boivin
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering: Interface Engineering
Surveyor: Ztec Engineering
Monitoring Consultant: Portland State University
Roofing Consultant: Tremco
General Contractor: Anderson Roofing
Green Wall System & Installation: George Irwin, Green Living Technologies (GLTi)

Project of the Week Amy Joslin Eco Roof Multnomah Building

Project of the Week Amy Joslin Eco Roof Multnomah Building

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Project of the Week Amy Joslin Eco Roof Multnomah Building

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Watch the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 Video: “Social Healing with Greening” Panel – Part 1 with Patrick Carey, Peter Ensign, and George Irwin

September 22, 2016 at 3:51 pm

If you believe ecology is not limited to stormwater runoff and saving energy but that it also includes how we relate to each other and how imbalances are addressed, then you must watch “Social Healing with Greening” Panel – Part 1 with Patrick Carey, Peter Ensign, and George Irwin from our Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design above or on our VS2015 Virtual Summit 2015 playlist on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube.

It’s been over a year since we concluded our third Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit, and as promised, we are now releasing the 23 videos from our 30+ international speakers to the general public.

Virtual Summit 2015 Video Social Healing Greening Carey Ensign Irwin

With our dear friend and associate Patrick Carey of Hadj Design, Peter Ensign of DC Greenworks, George Irwin of Green Living Technologies International, and Darius Jones from the Chicago Botanic Garden, we put together a fantastic panel on methods of dealing with some of the social inequities we face through various public and private programs.  But at the last minute Darius was unable to participate on filming day, so we created a second panel for Patrick to interview him on a subsequent time.

“Social Healing with Greening” Panel – Part 2 with Patrick Carey and Darius Jones will be highlighted next week!

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Patrick Carey is one of, if not THE most, knowledgeable persons I know where greenroofs are concerned – and a bit too humble about it!  It seems we’ve known Patrick forever – he was one of my earliest greenroof colleagues from 2000 or so.  He’s also been one of our earliest contributing editors, the Architecture Editor, and writes a very occasional architectural column entitled “A View from the Sky Trenches,” where he selects and discusses pertinent greenroof industry topics.

As an interviewer/moderator, Patrick is masterful and thoughtful! Don’t miss his excellent A Guide to Phytoremediation: A Symbiotic Relationship with Plants, Water & Living Architecture which he wrote to go along with the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2013’s “Environmental Healing through Phytoremediation – Chapter One” Panel Session with Patrick Carey (Moderator), Dr. Alan Darlington, Dr. Paul Mankiewicz, and Dr. Clayton Rugh and “Theory & Field Studies: An Interview with Dr. Ian Balcom from Lyndon State College of Vermont & Dr. Robert Cameron from Penn State – Phytoremediation Chapter 2” Panel Session with Patrick Carey (Moderator).

From 2011’s Virtual Summit you can watch the excellent Panel Session “Green Roofs Without the Hype” with Patrick Carey, Dr. Robert Berghage, Charlie Miller, and Ed Snodgrass where Patrick started his moderating skills with Greenroofs.com.

Virtual Summit 2015 Video Social Healing Greening Carey Ensign Irwin

We’ve known Peter Ensign for a while, leading the now-closed DC Greenworks’ wonderful work in the Washington, D.C. community.  In fact, Haven Kiers and I have highlighted their programs and projects previously in our yearly Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design.  As DC Greenworks closed last summer 2015 having fulfilled their mission, Peter moved on several months ago and joined Riverbend Nursery to market the LiveRoof systems.

George Irwin is another esteemed colleague of ours, formerly our Green Wall Editor.  Known for his outspoken and sometimes controversial opinions, you can stay up to date with his happenings at his company, Green Living Technologies International (GLTi). George has also participated in previous Virtual Summits; see his collaborative video “Skyrise Ag: 5 Ways to Local Food Production” with Helen Cameron, Mohamed Hage, George Irwin, Ben Flanner and Alan Joaquin from 2013 and the “Vertical Agriculture: A Global Movement Starts Locally, from Wall to Table” with George Irwin, Tom Ferraro, and U.S. Congressman Tom Reed from 2011.

Virtual Summit 2015 Video Social Healing Greening Carey Ensign Irwin

In this hour plus video, learn about the numerous benefits to the green economy when including greenroofs and greenwalls and with different training programs how people – at risk youth, underprivileged adults or transitioning adults – can turn their lives around and heal themselves and the environment.  Panelists will share their experiences and perspectives with years of experience in working with issues of human ecology like unemployment, poverty, and rehabilitation through projects that also heal the natural environment.

Patrick Carey, GRP

Chicago, IL, USA. Patrick Carey, GRP, has a degree in architecture and is principal of Hadj Design. Since 2000, Hadj Design has evolved from a design-build green roof and living wall to a research and design organization. Patrick has designed, installed, or consulted on over 100 green roofs to date. This work ranges from residential to commercial and institutional, various geometries and global climate regions, and with various performance characteristics such as storm water, food production, healing garden, habitat support, public art, and phytoremediation.

As such, he has been an activist in forming or aiding in the formation of grass roots green roof groups. His academic background is in philosophy, architecture, and botany/horticulture.  Patrick is a trainer with Green Roofs for Healthy Cities where he facilitates the Green Roof 101, 201, 301, & 401 Courses and has also taught at various universities.

Peter Ensign, LEED AP BD+C, GRP

Washington, DC, USA. This is Peter’s bio from early 2015: Peter Ensign, LEED AP BD+C, GRP,  has been the Executive Director of DC Greenworks in Washington, DC since 2010. Peter has overseen the installation of over 70 green roofs, 3500 rain-barrels, dozens of rain and native habitat gardens, and the only rooftop farm in DC. In 2014 Peter developed and delivered the first green roof maintenance training program, Growing Futures, in the District of Columbia. Upon completion all of the graduates were employed within 30 days. Peter has served as a speaker on stormwater issues and green job training through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, and the Smithsonian Institution.

Peter envisions a future where rainwater is considered a valuable resource to be harvested and reused for the greater good, requiring a local skilled labor force to perform stewardship of our natural assets. Peter holds a multi-disciplinary degree in Architecture and Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.

George Irwin

Rochester, NY, USA. George Irwin is founder and President of Green Living Technologies International, LLC (GLTi), a privately held company manufacturing patented Green Living Walls and Green Living Roofs, and is a global pioneer in vertical farming. Prior to founding GLTi, George was a landscape contractor for 20+ years. He holds a degree in education and maintains his passion for out-of-the-box learning. His efforts have earned him recognition as an education partner for the New York City Department of Education and additional higher education facilities, such as the State University of New York (and other international universities), with the development of a dedicated degree track in “Green Technology / STEM” education.

GLTi’s patented product applications of green walls and roofs include scalable vertical farms utilizing a compost-based growing media (GLTi bioSoil), allowing indoor farming operations 12 months a year to maximize production space including walls, roof, and the vertical floor plan. George is a former contributing editor on Greenroofs.com (2008-2015) where as the Green Wall Editor he shared his own experience as well as industry happenings within the field.”

Read about “Social Healing with Greening” Panel – Part 1 with Patrick Carey, Peter Ensign, and George Irwin video’s 5 Key Learning Objectives which I identified for participants of the Virtual Summit 2015.

Virtual Summit 2015 Video Social Healing Greening Carey Ensign Irwin

We welcome your input and suggestions to make our Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2017 more accessible, interactive, and a just better all around global social media experience!

~ Happy watching,

Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEEP AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher

~ Also enjoy these released videos available now from our Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design:

“Urban and Social Needs of Green” by Marc Grañén.

“Soil Ecological Processes on Green Roofs: Research and Observation Meet Theory and Intuition” by Christine Thuring.

“Greening the World Inside and Outside” by Mark Paul.

“The Great Green Roof Review” by Jenny Hill and Terry McGlade.

“Pollinators on the Parapets” by Angie Durhman.

“Using a Climate and Ecological Template Approach for Plant Selection for Extensive Green Roofs” by Ed Snodgrass.

“Beyond Extensive and Intensive: Defining the Comprehensive Green Roof” by Molly Meyer.

“Greenwalls in Middle Earth” by Graham Cleary.

“Green Roofs to New Cities” Keynote by Dr. Diana Balmori.

“Biosolar Roofs” by Nathalie Baumann and Dusty Gedge.

“Versatile Living Walls & Roofs: International Applications for Agriculture, Energy Conservation, Pollution Attenuation, and Aesthetics” by Dr. Bob Cameron.

“Greening Rooftops in Alberta: People, Place + Projects” by Kerry Ross.

“Stewardship of Rooftop Ecosystems” by Michael Furbish, Brad Garner, and Dr. Whitney Griffin.

“The Development of Revolutionary Large Scale Vegetated Infrastructure Projects in Latin America and the Foundation of a New Industry” by Pablo Atuesta.

“Two Extremes in Waterwise Design from Denver, Colorado and Athens, Greece” by Andrew Clements and Karla Dakin.

“From Passive House to the Cold North—How Vegetative Envelope Components Impact Buildings Panel Session with Dr. Bob Cameron, Dr. Allen Lee, Dr. Karen Liu, and Chris Wark.”

A Higher Purpose – Benefits to Human Health and Education through Green Roofing by Elizabeth Hart.

“A Green Building Should Look Green, Which Means Hairy! Dr. Ken Yeang Keynote Interview by Linda Velazquez.”

The Greenroofs.com 2014 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + a Look into 2015″ by Linda Velazquez and Haven Kiers.

Greenroofs.com’s VS2015 Opening Address from Linda Velazquez.”

Promos:

The Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 Speakers.

Invitation to the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015.

VIRTUAL SUMMIT 2015 teaser from Groncol.

Small Scale Green Roofs at the Virtual Summit by Dusty Gedge and John Little.

Only Two Days to Register for the World Green Infrastructure Congress, Bogota 2016 with the Last Early Bird Discount, By Andrés Ibáñez

September 20, 2016 at 2:24 pm

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There are still two days left to register for the World Green Infrastructure Congress 2016 in Bogotá with the last early bird discount.

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Presented by the Colombian Network of Green Infrastructure RECIVE (Red Colombiana de Infraestructura Vegetada) alongside the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), the World Green Infrastructure Congress 2016 is pleased to welcome overseas experts and institutions and honor them with the best infrastructure, warm people, economic opportunities, and cultural richness of one of the leading hubs in Latin America.

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The latest green infrastructure projects, the most advanced research, and key world leaders will be found all together from October 19 – 21, 2016 in the “Most Biodiverse Country Per Square Meter in the World”: Colombia.

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Colombia is considered a diverse country given its culture, geography, and rich history making it a unique and genuine travel destination.  Traveling here can be an experience, like straight out of a novel.  You will be captivated and dazzled by the contrast of its colonial architecture and modern cities.

10 Reasons to Come to Colombia and Bogotá:

  • Colombia is the most biodiverse country per square meter.
  • Colombia is the second largest Spanish speaking country in the world.
  • Bogotá’s got the perfect weather all year round.
  • Bogotá’s got the fastest growing market of green infrastructure in Latin America.
  • Colombia is one of the CIVETS (Countries with an economic prospect after BRICS).
  • Colombian culture captures the best from Europe, Africa and America.
  • Bogotá is one of the C40 Sustainable cities.
  • Bogota’s surroundings have the largest Paramo ecosystems in the world (unique highlands in the tropics).
  • The Congress will take place in Connecta, a redevelopment with green buildings and landscapes.
  • Everyone in Colombia knows how to dance.
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CONNECTA is the new convention center, a 250,000 m2 green city within the megacity of Bogotá.

Plus, only five hours away from New York City on a direct flight or five hours away from Buenos Aires makes Bogotá the most accessible destination for the WGIN World Congress.

Bogotá’s Connectivity in Facts:

• More than 600 weekly international direct flights.
• Direct connection to more than 25 countries.
• 23 airline flights to Bogotá.
• A brand new airport: El Dorado.

El Dorado International Airport is Colombia’s main connection center for domestic and international flights. This airport received 68.3% of the total of foreign visitors arriving to the country in 2012. It is followed by the Medellin and Cartagena airports, with 7.2% and 5.6%, respectively.

Book Discounted Flights and Accommodations:

Register for the Congress to find great deals in accommodation and flights.  Upon registration, e-mail our travel agency CONTACTOS for a promotional code to book discounted flights with AVIANCA.  CONTACTOS will also help you process discounted accommodation at A-LOFT, the official hotel located steps away from the Congress venue.  Tell CONTACTOS about your travel plans in Bogotá and other towns in Colombia for a seamless visiting experience.

Contact: congresosbogota@contactos.com.co.

THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards Extended to September 22, 2016:

You still have a couple of days to enter your outstanding projects in our awards program:

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Each of the four tracks has two categories:

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One Central Park by Jean Nouvel, Patrick Blanc – who is one of the WGIC 2016 Keynotes – plus many more.

Global: Projects and authors from all countries except Latin American. Submission information must be in English.
Latin America: Projects and authors from Latin America. Submission information may be in English or Spanish.

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Santalaia in Bogotá by Exacta Proyecto Total, Groncol, Paisajismo Urbano & more

We welcome your entries!

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About RECIVE (Red Colombiana de Infraestructura Vegetada), the Colombian Network of Green Infrastructure

RECIVE is a group of professionals and organizations dedicated to the promotion of green roofs, vertical gardens and any other form of Green Infrastructure in Colombia. We believe these solutions are one of the most important initiatives to be made by cities to actually be able to have sustainable and livable cities in the future.  We are working alongside WGIN and a series of experts from over 25 countries.  Our purpose is to promote the development of Vegetated infrastructure in Colombia as a responsible practice that will make city environment and well being a lot better.  We are working on a sustainable market with viable and durable technologies.  Our multidisciplinary group of experts is constantly working on promotion, education, technical assistance, research and development, evaluation, certification and project registry.

Since 2010, our co-founders have actively participated in WGIN activities in the United States, China, Singapore, Mexico, France and Australia.  This experience has let us found and create our association whilst developing technical knowledge, and promoting the installation of over 100,000 M2 of green roofs and green walls in Colombia.  Our co-founders and members have constantly worked on research and development in Colombia since 2006.  This let us have the knowledge and criteria to develop the Technical Green Roof Guide for the city of Bogotá alongside the city’s environmental authorities.  This is a guide that has been designed for Bogotá’s specific weather and environmental conditions, thinking also about the multiple technological systems available.  It was necessary to involve academics, technicians, private and public sector to be able to materialize the final document.  Its success has not only been important for Colombia, but it has also been presented in the book “Green Cities of the World,” as well as several international events sun as the WGIC in Nantes in 2013.

More World Green Infrastructure Congress 2016 Info:

Read the 34-page brochure “Bogotá: The Next Green City” which includes Milestones of Green Infrastructure, Colombia: The Rebirth of a Country, Colombia is Magical RealismTop 10 Places to Visit in Bogotá – plus much more information.

And visit the Congress website http://www.wgicbogota2016.com/ to learn all about the wonderful experiences open to you in October.

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We look forward to seeing you in Bogotá, and Bogotá and RECIVE welcome you all!

~ Andrés Ibáñez G.

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Andrés Ibáñez G. is the founder of the WGIC2016 Organizing Committee, founder and director of the technical and scientific committee RECIVE, professor at the National University of Colombia, and board member of the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN).

Andrés has led more than 40 design-built projects for clients in Colombia and the United States, and has worked as green building consultant in Colombia and Hong Kong. He holds a Master in building and is a doctoral candidate at the University of Hong Kong. As a researcher in Colombia, Hong Kong, and Germany, he has written several papers for scientific journals and has pioneered eco-productive architecture research. He has been lecturer and T.A. in National University of Colombia, the University of Hong Kong, and Universidad Piloto de Colombia. He has been a speaker in seminars and conferences in the United States, France, Australia, Singapore, México, Peru, Hong Kong, China, and Colombia. He is currently a teacher in the School of Architecture and Urbanism at the National University of Colombia, director of a green infrastructure firm, board member of WGIN, chair of the technical committee of RECIVE, and researcher on eco-productive architecture. He is coauthor of the green roof technical guidelines of the city of Bogota, Secretary of Environment, 2011.

He received the Green Talents Award, German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Germany, 2011-2012; and the Humboldt Climate Protection Fellowship 2014. As a doctoral researcher at the University of Hong Kong he has investigated buildings delivering environmental services in urban environments and methods to assess building eco-productivity using a multi-scalar approach.

Contact Andrés at: andres.ibanez@recive.org and info@recive.org.
Phone: +57 1 6916757
Fax: +57 1 218157
WGIC2016 Organizing Committee: Calle 42 No. 8a-80 of 1301, Bogotá, Colombia; Tel: +57 3185380706

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