Greenroofs.com Negotiates 50% Discount for WGIC 2014 in Sydney!

August 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

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WGIC 2014 Greenroofs.com INVITATION

Just announced!  Greenroofs.com has negotiated an astounding 50% Discount on Registration to our readership for the upcoming World Green Infrastructure Congress (WGIC) 2014 in awesome Sydney this October 8 – 10.

We’re able to pass on these truly astonishing rates to you since Greenroofs.com is a Media Partner of the WGIC 2014 and has been affiliated with its host Green Roofs Australasia (GRA) – plus the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) – for years now.

For more details, read all about it here:
http://www.greenroofs.com/pdfs/WGIC-2014-GreenroofsReadershipOffer.pdf

WGIC Program Session Titles:

Government Drivers
Living Walls
World Vision
Urban Green Infrastructure
Research
Water Sensitive Cities – WSUD
Policy and Development
Urban Rationale
GI Benefits
New Research
Case Studies: Architecture & Landscape

Expert Speakers

Here are just a few of the esteemed professionals presenting:

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L-R: Daniel Tohill, Permaculture Institute, New Zealand; Tong Mahn Ahn, Seoul National University “Green Roofs in Seoul to Make the Metropolis Healthier,” South Korea - Keynote Presentation; Jeff Sorrill, Green Roof Centre; Department of Landscape and School of Architecture; University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.

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L-R: Sacha Coles, Registered Landscape Architect, AILA, FAILA, ASPECT Studios, Australia – Keynote Presentation; Renèe Davies, Registered Fellow of NZILA, IFLA Delegate for New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand; Keith Stead, Landscape Architect, OCULUS, Sydney, Australia

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L-R: Dr. Puay Yok Tan, Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment of the National University of Singapore, Singapore - Keynote Presentation; Raphael Garcia, Project Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Landscape Architect, Biologist, Entomologist, San Francisco, USA; and Steven W. Peck, GRP, Honorary ASLA, President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, Toronto, Canada - Keynote Presentation.

Learn and engage with these leading experts and so many more from all four corners of the globe, from Scandinavia to Spain / Canada to Brazil / China to New Zealand.

Visit the following pages to learn more: Program, Speakers, Professional Training, Accommodation, Green Site Tours, Post Congress Tours, and Registration with your Greenroofs.com 50% Discount.

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One Central Park, Broadway, Sydney: The world’s tallest vertical garden with 450 types of different plants and 250 local species.

Just one of many case studies highlighted, French botanist Dr. Patrick Blanc, the designer of the One Central Park (OCP) vertical garden, will be presenting on the project. The project manager, Craig Elgie, and landscape architect Keith Stead will also be presenting with the stunning OCP included in the all day Sydney Green Site Tour on October 8.  The guided bus tour will provide an informative field trip with visits to small, medium and large projects within the inner Sydney area.  Project details and specifications will be included in the Green Site Booklet with talks from projects designers; a comfortable bus will be provided along with a picnic lunch at the Royal Botanical Gardens.

If you’re considering this fantastic Australian trip-of-a-lifetime but still weighing the costs, now is certainly the time to take advantage of this deal and make your dream trip real!

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Green Roofs Australasia and we warmly invite you to share in this unique conference setting and experience with us.

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“Join us for spring in Australia. Join us for a meeting of the best minds, the most capable hands and the most generous spirits in the “Land Down-Under.” Expand your knowledge, broaden your horizons and develop a worldwide network of professionals, educators, doers and thinkers. The World Green Infrastructure Congress promises all this and more.”~ Matthew Dillon, GRA

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I’m excited to be inaugurating Haven Kiers’ and my 2014 Top 10 Hot List of Greenroof & Greenwall Trends here, and hope you can join Aramis and me in Sydney!  Visit www.wgic2014.org for everything you need, and click here for your 50% Discount on Registration.

Revisit Green Roofs Australasia President Matthew Dillon’s Green Roofs Down Under: 2014 World Green Infrastructure Congress Sydney, Green – Global – ConnectedGuest Feature – the photos alone are amazing!

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Can’t wait to see greenroofs and greenwalls Down Under!  Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in the World Green Infrastructure Congress (WGIC) 2014 as either an attendee, exhibitor, or sponsor!

~ Linda V.

Early Bird Discount for the World Green Infrastructure Congress 2013 in Nantes, France!

June 27, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Summer is here and it’s time for fall conference planning, starting with the World Green Infrastructure Congress 2013 in gorgeous Nantes, France this upcoming September!

Aramis and I will be attending as I’ll be presenting Haven Kiers’ and my 7th annual Greenroofs.com Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design.  Although we’ve been to Paris several times, we haven’t ventured too far, so we’re really excited about spending some time in the lovely, picturesque town of Nantes.

Look for a Guest Feature Article in a couple of days all about this Congress from Marc Lacaille, Délégué général, but for now read on for general information from le secrétariat du Congrès, Laurence Kuhner to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount for the World Green Infrastructure Congress 2013 in Nantes, France which runs through July 15, 2013:

Dear Madam, dear Sir,

We are pleased to announce you that the program of the World Green Infrastructure Congress is available online

You benefit from a preferential rate to register to the congress before July 15, 2013. We invite you to register directly online by clicking here. 

 Please note that GROUP REGISTRATIONS are also available, do not hesitate to contact me if you need further information. 

Pre booked Hotels rooms are available till August 6, 2013. After this deadline, rooms will not be guaranteed.

To select your property, rates & availability or to reserve directly online please click here.

For any further information please proceed to the congress website right now at www.wgic2013.com.

And for our French-speaking friends here you go:

Madame, Monsieur,

Le programme du congrès mondiale de la végétalisation du bâtiment est finalisé (cliquez ici).

Dépêchez-vous! Il ne vous reste plus que 4 jours pour bénéficier du tarif préférentiel avant majoration le 15 juillet 2013, cliquez ici

Que vous soyez en entreprise ou membre d’un organisme, nous vous proposons aussi un TARIF GROUPE très avantageux. N’hésitez pas à me contacter pour prendre connaissance des modalités d’inscription. 

Enfin pour faciliter votre séjour, nous avons également pré-réservé des chambres dans différents hôtels de Nantes. Ces hôtels sont à votre disposition jusqu’au 6 août 2013. Au-delà de cette date, les chambres ne pourront être garanties.

Pour procéder à votre réservation, veuillez cliquer ici 

Pour toute information complémentaire, rendez-vous sur le site du congrès dès maintenant www.wgic2013.com.

For additional information, please contact:

Le secrétariat du Congrès, Laurence Kuhner
wgic2013@clq-group.com
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 64 15 15

See you in France this September!

~ Linda V.

CitiesAlive San Francisco Call for Papers due March 4th!

February 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Just a quick note to let you know that the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities’ “CitiesAlive San Francisco Call for Papers” has been extended to Monday, March 4th.  Have you submitted yours yet?

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Haven Kiers and I just did for our “2013 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design” – “early” for once!  Speaking of which, you can see our “Greenroofs.com 2012 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + a Look into 2013” video on demand now through March 13 at the Greenroofs & Walls of the Worldâ„¢ Virtual Summit 2013: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture.

Hopefully we’ll get selected again for our 7th annual Top 10 List – Haven lives in the area and San Francisco is one of my favorite cities in the world!

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Check out the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities’ Call for Abstracts here.

See you in the City by the Bay this October?

Until then, happy greening!

~ Linda V.

Connect with the $7.7 billion 2017 global market now at the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2013!

February 12, 2013 at 1:15 am

Today is the start of our Virtual Summit 2013 – don’t miss our exciting Opening Keynote Address “Building-Integrated Vegetation: Redefining the Landscape or Chasing a Mirage?” by Dr. Aditya Ranade, Senior Analyst on the Lux Research Intelligence team leading the Sustainable Building Materials Intelligence service.

What does this have to do with living architecture?  Plenty!  Aditya is the lead author of the recent and much extolled Lux Research report on the potential of our burgeoning greenroof and wall market.  Armed with an Engineering degree, MBA, and PhD in Macromolecular Science, Aditya has enjoyed a long and varied career in science-driven innovation and emerging technologies.

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Lux Research states that greenroofs will account for $7 billion of the market, presenting a $2 billion opportunity to suppliers of polymeric materials such as geosynthetic fabrics and waterproof membranes. Greenwalls will swell to a $680 million market, using $200 million worth of materials such as self-supporting polyurethane foam growth media.

The full contents are only available to clients of the Sustainable Building Materials Intelligence service…But want to learn more?  Don’t miss Aditya’s in-depth, exclusive research Keynote this morning, Tuesday, February 12 @ 10:00 am EST (15:00 GMT), followed by his live 15-minute Q & A Session.

New this year are the Expo Wednesdays – Feb. 13, 20, 27 & Mar. 6 – four full days of live action at The Expo Pavilion where you’ll see leading companies and learn about their products and services, and The Associates Pavilion, where you’ll learn about different world organizations.  Visit them all 30 days and leave them a message if it’s not a Wednesday!

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The entire Agenda for this week, with live Q & A’s to follow each:

Opening Day, Tuesday, February 12, 2013:

Opening Remarks from Linda Velazquez and Prof. Dr. Manfred Köhler

Opening Keynote Address by Aditya Ranade, PhD, MBA:Building-Integrated Vegetation: Redefining the Landscape or Chasing a Mirage?

Panel Session Green Wall Maintenance – Needs, Opportunities and Best Practices with Melissa Daniels, Christopher Lyon, Steven Peck (Moderator), and James Sable

 

Opening Expo Wednesday, February 13:

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Keynote Address by Mary Ann Uhlmann, GRP:Green Infrastructure Design and the Biophilic Effect

Visit the Expo Pavilions live and see our wonderful exhibitors!

 

Thursday, February 14:

The Greenroofs.com 2012 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + a Look into 2013 by Linda Velazquez and Haven Kiers



Friday, February 15:

Award Winning Designers Sharing Projects & Lessons Learned” with Michael Franco, Brendan Shea, Emily Shelton, and Keith Tufts

Profiles of Women Business Leaders Greening the Way with Barbara Deutsch, Lexie Hain and Marguerite Wells; Vanessa Keitges; and Joy Schmidt

Panel Session “Environmental Healing through Phytoremediation – Chapter One with Patrick Carey (Moderator), Dr. Alan Darlington, Dr. Paul Mankiewicz, and Dr. Clayton Rugh

 

See the Agenda and Speakers pages for the complete list.

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Registration for the entire 30 days:

Regular Price $99

Discounts:

WGIN Members (including Green Roofs for Healthy CitiesGet GRP credits!) & Greenroofs.com Advertisers $39

Associates $59

Students/Staff/Faculty & Government $29

See our Registration Page for the Discount Codes and Register Here.

Registration is open through the entire 30 days.  Once a video has played it becomes available On Demand, but Q & A Sessions are live and you can only participate on the scheduled day and time.  Transcripts will be available On Demand, too.

We here at Greenroofs.com will be online throughout the 30 days of the Virtual Summit and hope to see you via video, audio or text chatting.   Come visit our booth – where we’ll be offering a Special Advertising Discount to participants - or just connect with us in the Networking Lounge.

Once again, thank you to our Rare Earth Sponsor, Tremco, and to our growing list of exhibitors – by the way, it’s not to late to exhibit and join in the networking!

See you online!

~ Linda Velazquez

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