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April 25, 2017 at 10:58 pm

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Grey to Green Conference // May 8-10, 2017 // Toronto
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As a proud Media Sponsor, we at Greenroofs.com encourage you to listen to conference organizer Green Roofs for Healthy Cities:

Join colleagues at the most engaging green infrastructure conference this year. Technical sessions and keynote speakers will highlight the latest in green infrastructure policy, design and economics – you won’t want to miss this!

Attend the Grey to Green Conference May 8, 9 & 10 to see over 50 green infrastructure experts speak, attend training courses to enhance your career, and tour Toronto’s finest green infrastructure projects.

See the full conference agenda here. Register for your Grey to Green experience here.

Can’t attend Grey to Green? Order the May 9th webcast here and see the following green infrastructure expert speakers:

CLIMATE CHANGE: OCEANS, FORESTS AND LOCAL FOOD

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THE ART TO INTEGRATE BLUE, GREEN AND SOCIAL
Herbert Dreiseitl, Director, Ramboll Liveable Cities Lab

What is livability in today’s context and how can we achieve this in dense urban spaces? Blue-green infrastructure will become a necessity as a survival and success strategy for Cities faced with the challenges of climate change and urbanization. This presentation talks about how to implement these technologies for liveable cities, using the example of innovative and award-winning blue-green infrastructure projects, including Bishan Park in Singapore, Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, and Queens Botanical Garden in New York.

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HOW INVESTING IN GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE CREATES JOBS
Tony DiGiovanni, Executive Director, Landscape Ontario

Most people do not realize the size of the current living green infrastructure industry. It is a major employer. It is a huge economic impact generator. This session will outline the economic benefits of green infrastructure and highlight job opportunities for the future.

 

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Exploring the Benefits and Lessons Learned of the Proposed Rail Deck Park Project through DIALOG’s “Carleton University Architectural Studio”
Craig Applegath, Architect, PPOAA, AAA, AIBC, NSAA, FRAIC, LEED® AP, Principal, DIALOG

The Rail Deck Park is a proposed urban park that will enclose the current active Railway Lanes in Toronto and when constructed, will be 21 acres. Craig Applegath will discuss the planning and design process that was done in partnership with a group of a group of 15 graduate students from Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism at DIALOG’s Toronto studio. Students worked alongside DIALOG architects, engineers, and urban planners ensuring a multidisciplinary approach, designed by those who are passionate about the future of Toronto.

The Rail Deck Park has the potential to significantly improve community well-being by reconnecting isolated neighbourhoods and create a downtown environment where people will live play and work.

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Exploring the Lowline – New York’s first underground park: Lessons from the Lowline Lab 
Signe Nielsen, FASLA, Principal, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, P.C.

Explore the Lowline’s history and context with historic images, site plan, and existing conditions photos. Nielsen will discuss the current plan and programming options along with the lessons learned from the community outreach process and Lowline Lab surveys. Learn more about the role of plants in the Lowline and the innovation design that allows them to grow underground by bringing daylight underground and using photometrics. Signe Nielson will also discuss how the Lowline will cultivate community.

Plus MANY more! See the full Webcast agenda here.

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

Attending Grey to Green?

Enhance your professional practice with these educational opportunities:

Plant the seed for your professional growth by attending workshops at Grey to Green. Many of these training workshops include afternoon tours!

Learn more about these comprehensive courses here.

Exclusive Green Infrastructure Tours!

At this year’s Grey to Green, explore green roofs, rooftop gardens, LID projects and sustainable buildings with our expert guides. Tours include:

  • Green Walls Walking Tour: Discover the Corus Quay’s five-story living wall and how it acts as a biofilter and indoor air purifier and visit the Robertson Building where you will learn about the native and exotic green and flowering plants that were all selected for their ability to reduce indoor air contaminants.
  • Sustainable Buildings Tour: Tour two of Toronto’s most efficient buildings and explore how 25 York Street and RBC Waterpark seamlessly integrate sustainable technologies to maximize efficiencies.
  • Three Mississauga Low Impact Development Projects: Led by CVC experts, you’ll tour Credit Valley Conservation’s Head Office, Elm Drive, and Wychwood sites in Mississauga.
  • Urban Agriculture Tour: Explore Ryerson University’s quarter-acre rooftop farm and tour Scadding Court Community Centre which has piloted a sustainable urban agriculture and aquaponics system.

Fantastic Networking Opportunities

Mingle with international and local Green Infrastructure experts, and catch up with colleagues at the Grey to Green Evening Reception on May 9th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Tickets are included with every conference registration. A la carte registration is available for only $49.

Take advantage of the Canadian dollar, and learn for less at Grey to Green!

Register now as rates increase 10% at the door!

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

To register visit greytogreenconference.org

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We know it will be a wonderful conference!

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

Register now and join us online for our 2017 Virtual Summit on demand with live events through December, 2017!

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CitiesAlive®: 15th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference Awards of Excellence Call for Submissions By Kara Orr

March 31, 2017 at 1:27 pm

CitiesAlive Green Roof Wall Conference Awards Excellence Submissions Kara Orr

For the first time, CitiesAlive®: 15th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference will take place in Seattle, WA, September 18-21, 2017. Presented by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, CitiesAlive will explore the science behind green roof and wall performance, technology, and design through the lens of the different climates and cities within Cascadia. Join green roof and wall leaders, policy makers, planners, and civil engineers, landscape architects and designers as they explore this year’s theme: “Building Resilience and Equity Across Cascadia: People, Community, and Places.”

CitiesAlive® Green Roof & Wall Awards of Excellence

Every year the green roof and wall industry recognizes exceptional integrated design and installation through the CitiesAlive® Green Roof & Wall Awards of Excellence. This is the only awards program dedicated to innovative green roof and wall projects and is designed to celebrate the creative and technical advancements the industry continues to make. CitiesAlive Awards of Excellence also recognizes outstanding individual contributions to the industry in research, policy, and corporate leadership.

Call for Awards Submissions

This is your organization’s opportunity to have an outstanding project celebrated with hundreds of industry professionals at CitiesAlive, and profiled in the Living Architecture Monitor as well as numerous other publications. The Design Awards acknowledge excellence in innovative and integrative green roof and wall design. The awards include small- and large-scale intensive, extensive, residential and commercial categories.

At the CitiesAlive Awards of Excellence, the industry also honors nominated individuals who are making outstanding contributions to green roof policy development with a Civic Award, outstanding research contributions with the Research Award, and stand-out individuals who are making a significant contribution to the industry with the President’s Corporate Award. In partnership with the Living Architecture Monitor, outstanding advertising creative is awarded the Living Architecture Monitor Advertising Award.

CitiesAlive Green Roof Wall Conference Awards Excellence Submissions Kara Orr

Take this opportunity to have your work celebrated amongst industry peers. Submission deadline is 11:59 pm ET, Friday, May 19th, 2017. Applicants will be notified of the judges’ decisions by mid-July. The awards will be officially presented September 20th, 2017 at CitiesAlive: 15th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference in Seattle, WA.

To see past CitiesAlive Awards of Excellence winners, visit Greenroofs.org.  To learn more visit www.citiesalive.org.

Kara Orr, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

CitiesAlive Green Roof Wall Conference Awards Excellence Submissions Kara Orr

Kara Orr is the marketing coordinator at Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), a membership-based industry association developing the green (vegetative) roof and wall industry in North America through education and advocacy.

For more information on submitting an Awards Proposal contact:
Blaine Stand / bstand@greenroofs.org / 416-971-4494 ext. 223.

Register Now for the 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit!

March 29, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Register Now 2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit

Registration is now open for the
2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit

We here at Greenroofs.com are extremely excited to invite everyone to watch fantastic expert speakers, participate in Facebook Live Q & As, and reconnect and engage during our 4th biennial Virtual Summit, opening April 9 – 30, and on demand through December 31, 2017.

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Check out the Speakers & Agenda pages to see all of the awesome people presenting at this year’s Virtual Summit!

How does it work?

Simply Register and then starting on April 9, 2017 you can start watching videos from either the Agenda or the individual Speaker  page. Visit the Expo for free and learn about our awesome Partners! See your favorite Speakers streaming their Q & A’s on Facebook Live and via Twitter over the long Earth Day Weekend: April 21, 22, & 23, 2017. Post your comments, watch them answer live, and network!

Your registration is open through the end of 2017, so watch or re-watch all of the videos on demand until December 31 so you can:

  • View world renowned speakers – thinkers and designers – sharing their experiences with world class living “vegitecture” projects
  • Watch from your desktop, laptop, tablet, and smartphone or any streaming device
  • Gain knowledge of lessons learned from immersions into real life case studies
  • Be inspired by visionary architects and designers on the cutting edge of design
  • Collaborate and communicate with vendors, subject matter experts, and peers
  • Download unlimited take-home, multi-media product information from the Expo Pavilion
  • Network with colleagues and make new contacts via Social Media on Facebook Live & Twitter

How much does it cost?

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Why?

Since our living architecture and green infrastructure community can’t all be together in person all of the time, it’s great to know we can still connect every other year over time and space – online at the 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture ~ People, Projects & Design!

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2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit

Find more information at virtual.greenroofs.com.

Thank you to our wonderful Association/Organization & Media Partners #virtualsummit2017:

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Green Roof info Think-tank (GRiT), Green Roofs AustralasiaGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities, International Green Roof Association (IGRA), International Skyrise Greenery Conference/Green Urbanscape AsiaPRONATUR, Rate It Green™, and WGIC 2017 Berlin.

Sponsor Us

Be a part of one of the most innovative, groundbreaking, and unique online conferences in the world – and the first in our industry.  Contact Aramis at aramis@greenroofs.com if you are interested in learning more!

See you online soon ~ Love the Earth, Plant a Roof (or Wall),

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

Due on Friday: CitiesAlive Call for Proposals!

March 14, 2017 at 12:45 pm

If you want to present at this year’s CitiesAlive the Call for Proposals is due on Friday, March 17.

Due Friday March 17 2017 CitiesAlive Call Proposals

As Media Sponsors for CitiesAlive we at Greenroofs.com don’t want you to miss out on the deadline to share and promote your work to the North American industry association, members, and colleagues!

Presented by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, the CitiesAlive 2017: 15th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference will be held beautiful Seattle, WA on September 18 – 21, 2017 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. The theme this year is Building resilience and equity across Cascadia: people, community and places and will explore the science behind green roof and wall performance, technology and design.

Due Friday March 17 2017 CitiesAlive Call Proposals

Greenroofs and walls are gaining traction on the west coast with the recently implemented green roof ordinance in San Francisco, as well as new policy and research initiatives in nearby cities such as Vancouver, Portland, and Denver.

“We are seeking regional content from the Cascadia region as well as innovative research, design, and policy proposals from across North America. Specifically, the proposals we are looking for focus on how green roof and walls provide benefits for the entire Cascadia region, including:

• Improved physical and mental health and well-being
• Increased resilience to climate change and extreme weather
• Improved water quality in Puget Sound and Cascadia’s other water bodies
• Improved aesthetics and quality of life
• Enhanced social justice”

~ Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Due Friday March 17 2017 CitiesAlive Call Proposals

For more information about all of the awesome opportunities, visit citiesalive.org – but remember:

This Friday, March 17, is the last day to submit a proposal for review for the CitiesAlive 2017: 15th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference

See you in Seattle this September and,

Love the Earth, Plant a Roof (or Wall)!

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