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March 2, 2018 at 1:36 pm

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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.

Grey to Green Conference is Two Weeks Away

August 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Held on Monday August 25 and Tuesday August 26, this year’s Grey to Green Conference in downtown Toronto is less than two weeks away!  Have you registered yet?


Grey to Green Conference: August 25-26, 2014


GRPs earn up to 6.5 CE hours at the Grey to Green Conference.
The conference is approved for up to 13.5 Continuing Education Units from

Did you know latest developments in biophilic design will be presented?

According to World Health Organization (WHO), by 2030, 6 out of every 10 people will live in a city. The term biophilia suggests human beings have a biologically innate connection to nature and research shows when our exposure to nature is removed from our environment, problems such as depression, obesity, and attention deficit disorders occurs. Biophilic Design is an emerging practice that results in healthier and more productive buildings and communities.

Grey to Green is an excellent opportunity to learn about the economics of green infrastructure from over 75 leaders in our field, for example:


Bill Browning
Founder, Terrapin Bright Green –
Learn the Emerging Science, Health and Economic Benefits of Designing our Buildings with Nature.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) is excited to have Bill Browning, a world leader on biophilic design, presenting his latest research findings on the neuroscience behind biophilic design and how this translates into improved employee health and productivity.

Terrapin Bright Green is a strategic consulting firm that crafts high-performance environmental strategies for clients such as Interface, Google and the National Geographic Society.

Over the past two years, Terrapin Bright Green has been working to identify the science behind designing buildings with nature. This research has profound implications for building and landscape design and Mr. Browning will be sharing his findings at Grey to Green.

Don’t miss these distinguished 2014 keynotes, too:


New!  GRHC will host a multi-city Green Infrastructure Design Charrette at Grey to Green.

The Green Infrastructure Design Charrette: Making the Business Case for Green Infrastructure Investment in Your Community is a one of a kind event that is taking place as part of the Grey to Green Conference on August 26 at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. The George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation has funded this multi-city research and community engagement initiative.


Artist’s Rendering: A New Vision of Windsor’s Main Street – with and without
Living Green Infrastructure.

“We are excited to be focusing on the redesign of sites in the multiple cities of Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto,” said Steven Peck, GRP, HASLA, Founder and President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and Chair, Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition.

Join leading experts from a wide variety of disciplines to share knowledge and expertise and to develop concept plans for green infrastructure development in Southern Ontario.  Space is very limited, sign up today.

Learn about one of the 3 great project tours on August 26:

In addition, professional development training courses and important networking opportunities abound. For example, as part of the conference the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) will be running their half-day LEED Site Design and Documentation workshop on best practices for designing and documenting the sustainable sites prerequisites/credits on Tuesday, August 26th. Read about more courses.




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Please visit www.greytogreenconference.org for more info on the Conference Agenda and Registration or contact conference@greenroofs.org.

I wish we could go, but we have too many travel plans this year – perhaps next.  Happy conferencing!

~ Linda V.