Come to the World Green Infrastructure Congress 2017 in Berlin in June & Call for Awards and Posters

March 19, 2017 at 5:13 pm

Come World Green Infrastructure Congress 2017 Berlin Call Awards Posters

Come to the World Green Infrastructure Congress 2017 in Berlin in June!

This year’s 2017 WGIC – World Green Infrastructure Congress – Designing with Nature will be held in historic and very green Berlin this June 20 – 22, organized by the Fachvereinigung Bauwerksbegrünung e.V. (FBB, Fachvereinigung Bauwerksbegrünung e.V.) with the support of WGIN (World Green Infrastructure Network) and the EFB (European Federation of Green Roof Associations).

“This year, Berlin will play host to the World Green Infrastructure Congress WGIC 2017 from June 20th-22nd, 2017 where more than 80 speakers will provide information about topics related to roof, facade and interior greening and the possibilities of applications.

A particular focus lies on the topics of sustainable building, rainwater usage, green space white paper by the German federal government, biological diversity, urban strategies in building greening, care and maintenance, cost-benefit considerations, and the future city, among others. On the third day, excursions take place to various reference properties in Berlin.” ~ WGIC 2017

WGIC 2017 Highlights:

– June 20th/21st: The two-day Congress will host over 80 Speakers in five rooms.

Come World Green Infrastructure Congress 2017 Berlin Call Awards Posters

– June 22nd: Different Excursions to Green Buildings in Berlin will be offered.

Come World Green Infrastructure Congress 2017 Berlin Call Awards Posters

– June 20th-23rd: Participate in the various Social Programs.

While the Call for Papers is closed, the Call for Posters is open:

Come World Green Infrastructure Congress 2017 Berlin Call Awards Posters

The WGIC 2017 says:

“Please apply your scientific poster contribution at the World Green Infrastructure Congress WGIC 2017 until March 31st, 2017. Besides scientific topics, various ideas of specific initiatives and strategies of greening buildings are desirable.”

Read more about the Call for Posters.

Call for Awards:

Come World Green Infrastructure Congress 2017 Berlin Call Awards Posters

Cities, architects, designers, project developers, system providers, executives, and others are invited to submit their particular projects, green roof strategies, and examples until March 31st, 2017.

Read more about the Call for Awards.

The Call for both Posters and Awards will be accepted through March 31, 2017.

Come World Green Infrastructure Congress 2017 Berlin Call Awards Posters

“We are looking forward to the World Green Infrastructure Congress! Register and read more information on the congress website.

To sponsor us, find more information here, and watch the WGIC 2017 Berlin video on YouTube.” ~ World Green Infrastructure Congress 2017

Come World Green Infrastructure Congress 2017 Berlin Call Awards Posters

Aramis and I will be in Berlin, where I’ll inaugurate my “2017 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design.” It will be our first time here, and we can’t wait to see what Germany’s capital and largest city offers!

We hope you can join us.

By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher

World Green Infrastructure Congress (WGIC) 2017 Berlin Call for Papers is Due on January 31

January 19, 2017 at 1:45 pm

Are you interested in presenting in awesome Berlin, Germany at the upcoming World Green Infrastructure Congress 2017 held from June 20 – 22?  If so, the Call for Papers is due on January 31, 2017.

World Green Infrastructure Congress WGIC 2017 Berlin Call for Papers

Named after the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) which has been organizing the event since 2007 annually in a different member country, this year the WGIC (World Green Infrastructure Congress) 2017 – Designing with Nature is organized by the Fachvereinigung Bauwerksbegrünung e.V. (FBB, the Professional Green Roof Association) with the support of WGIN and the European Federation of Green Roofs & Walls (EFB, Europäische Föderation der Bauwerksbegrünungsverbände e.V.).  The Congress will be presented with simultaneous translation in English and German.

World Green Infrastructure Congress WGIC 2017 Berlin Call for Papers

About the WGIC 2017:

“The World Green Infrastructure Congress is a multi-day event concerning the greening of buildings (greening of roofs, façades and indoor areas) with the associated accompanying topics (e. g. urban climate, rainwater management, sustainability). At the end of the congress, there is the possibility to participate in excursions to special green roofs and façades in Berlin.

The congress offers:

  • Knowledge transfer of greening of buildings (greening of roofs, façades and indoor areas);
  • Showing of best practice examples;
  • Transfer of knowledge by industry experts from Germany and abroad in [a] parallel series of lectures and discussion rounds;
  • Networking.  Meeting point.  Addressing new target groups;
  • Interdisciplinary exchange of experience between city representatives, architects, city planners, urban water developers, industrial and property representatives, manufacturers, processors, researchers, associations, politicians, and other interested parties.” ~ World Green Infrastructure Congress (WGIC) 2017

Call for Papers

Please submit your application in German or English with the complete data and documents requested using the form on the Congress website at the latest by January 31, 2017.  An international committee will review the submitted applications and give feedback by February 10, 2017 if you are accepted as a speaker or if they give a recommendation for a poster exhibition.

Call for Posters

Please submit your application in German or English with the complete data and documents at the latest by March 31, 2017 using the form on the Congress website.  You will be notified by April 10, 2017 regarding your acceptance.

Besides scientific topics, various ideas of specific initiatives and strategies of greening buildings are desirable. Please submit your application in German or English. In case of special suitability the poster can be published in the conference transcript.  Note: Poster booking only possible for registered participants of the congress.” ~ World Green Infrastructure Congress (WGIC) 2017

I’m happy to say that I will be a reviewer this year and look forward to reading about all of your ideas plus the exciting projects newly constructed or on the boards!

World Green Infrastructure Congress WGIC 2017 Berlin Call for Papers

For any additional information, please visit the conference website at World Green Infrastructure Congress 2017.  For questions, use their online Contact form.

Aramis and I will be in Berlin (our first time, can you believe it?) this June, and we are really looking forward to hear from and meet new colleagues, see old friends, and visit some spectacular and important green infrastructure sites in this historic city.  We hope to see you there!

By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher