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.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities: Student Designers Challenged to Make Cities More Resilient

August 12, 2013 at 2:07 pm

So now that you’ve heard of “The Great Community Resiliency Project Contest” – how about you students or new grads out there entering the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities‘ “CitiesAlive Student Design Challenge?”

Read on from Rebecca Black of GRHC:

Post-secondary students and recent graduates across North America are invited to imagine and create ‘resilient communities’ by using living architecture – green roofs and walls – to redesign a community center in central San Francisco, California.

The CitiesAlive Student Design Challenge, hosted on landscape architecture social media platform Land8.com (www.land8.com), is an academic element of the green roof and wall industry’s annual CitiesAlive Green Roof and Wall Conference (www.citiesalive.org), which takes place in San Francisco from October 23 – 26 2013 and is hosted by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (www.greenroofs.org) in partnership with the City of San Francisco Planning Department and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

Students will submit designs online at http://land8.com/page/citiesalive to transform the Tenderloin location – an ethnically diverse but highly urbanized landscape with limited open and recreational space – into a facility that would provide expanded space for the district’s 4,000 children to connect with nature through rooftop and wall green space and gardening, and the chance to learn about sustainable use of energy and water. The contest entry deadline is September 22nd.

First place prizing is $2000 cash. The top 8 designs will receive complimentary student passes to the CitiesAlive Green Roof and Wall Conference in October and – for those who used Vectorworks within their project – a professional license of Vectorworks Designer 2014 with Renderworks. Winning designs will be displayed at the CitiesAlive trade show on October 23rd and 24th, at a green roof and wall themed Nightlife event at the Academy of Sciences on October 24th, and online at Land8.com.

CitiesAlive Student Design Challenge judges include esteemed landscape architects and planning professionals from the City of San Francisco’s Departments of Planning and Public Works, plus qualified professionals from the Land8 and Green Roofs for Healthy Cities community. The contest is sponsored by Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., greenscreen©, Permaloc, and LiveRoof, in partnership with the Northern California chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

See you!

For more information on CitiesAlive and the CitiesAlive Student Design Challenge contact Rebecca Black, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities at rblack@greenroofs.org / 416 535-2586.

Sounds like fun – it will be great to see all the entries in San Francisco!

~ Linda V.