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The Indian Green Infrastructure Network Invites You to Bangalore in November!


By Hema Kumar
Founder of the Indian Green Infrastructure Network (IGIN)






he Indian Green Infrastructure Network (IGIN), an NGO set up in association with the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), invites you to participate in one of India’s biggest ever events: The INTERNATIONAL GREEN CONFERENCE to be held at the Sheraton Bengaluru (Bangalore), India, from the 26th to 28th November, 2012.

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The conference, with the theme of RE-THINK SUSTAINABILITY, aims to bring together the decision makers and implementers to develop green sustainable cities in India.

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The theme aims to encourage public, professionals, and government officials to proactively use the available green technology to meet the present demand of development without compromising on the ability of future generations to meet their demands.

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The conference would focus on the application of knowledge for the practical purposes like evolving methods, materials, and techniques that would help buildings and other infrastructure facilities in urban areas become more energy and resource efficient.

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The International Green Conference brings together experts who use sustainable green technology from across the globe to achieve sustainable growth.

"Make Green As Much As You Can,
Save Green As Much As You Can,
Give Green As Much As You Can."
Hema Kumar, Inspired by William Carey.

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Options of Various Package

Regular prices

Early Bird Offer (To avail the 
offer register before 
25th Oct 2012)**





Complete Professional Package (Includes – Conference Kit + Conference Presentations + Lunch + Workshop, etc.





Special Student Conference Package (Includes – Conference Kit + Conference Presentations + Lunch+ Workshop, etc.






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Builders and Property Developers
Government Officials
Landscape Designers
Project Consultants
Property and Facility Managers
Urban Planners
People who are passionate about environmental issues


Enhance project value through the use of green technology
Discover exciting business prospects in green infrastructure development
Get acquainted with the most modern concepts in green design
Networking opportunity with experts
A unique opportunity to meet like-minded people and build coalitions

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Prof. Dr. Manfred Koehler - President WGIN

Dr. Manfred Koehler has been a Professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Neubrandenburg, teaching Landscape Ecology and working on Green Roof Technology. He is a member of the German Institute of Landscape Architects (BDLA) and the German Landscape Research, Development and Construction Institute, and is one of the founders of the World Green Infrastructure
Network (WGIN).

Dr. Patrick Blanc - Modern Innovator of the Green Wall

Dr. Patrick Blanc is the inventor of the vertical greenery concept; Patrick is a botanist working at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, where he specialises in plants from subtropical forests.

Mr. Andrew Grant - Director - Grant Associates (Bay project at Marina South in Singapore)

Andrew Grant has been involved in all scales of development from strategic planning of new
towns and green infrastructure strategies through to the design of particular landscape
spaces or components. He led the design team on the recently opened Gardens by the Bay
Project at Marina South in Singapore.

Dr. Jaron Lubin - Principal, Safdie Architects

Dr. Jaron Lubin has led several key projects alongside Moshe Safdie, including a recent proposal for the National Art Museum of China in Beijing. He is currently the project designer of Sky Habitat, a new high-density condominium complex in the center of Singapore which explores the prospect of garden-living within dense high-rise structures. Previously, he was a member of the competition-winning design team for the Marina Bay Sands integrated resort.

Mr. Florian Stefan Betzler - Green Building Architect & Planner “PLANUNGSTEAM BETZLER”

Florian Stefan Betzler has delivered structural calculations and new construction techniques, landscape design, heating, plumbing, electrical engineering and interior design. Florian has developed the architectural design that fights the City Heat Island Problem.

Ms. Dorthe Romo - Biologist and Public Administrator for the City of Copenhagen

Dorthe Romo is a Biologist and has in the last 5 years been working with Green Roofs in the Public Administration for the City of Copenhagen. She has been a Project Manager on Copenhagen's Wastewater Plan 2008 and has for the last 7 years been responsible for
Maintenance and operation of the freshwater system in Copenhagen.

Mr. Martin Dubbeling - Consultant, Urban Planner, Urban Designer, Author

Martin Dubbeling is Chair of the BNSP+NVTL Working Group on Sustainable Urban Design,
Vice President of the Netherlands Professional Organisation of Urban Planning and Design
(BNSP) and Vice President Urban Planning Advisory Teams (UPATs) of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP). For ISOCARP Martin Dubbeling is Responsible for UPAT workshops in Singapore (2010), Wuhan (2012) en two in Perm (2012).

Dr. Liak Teng Lit - Group Chief Executive Officer, Alexandra Health

Under Dr. Liak Teng Lit's leadership and guidance in the restructuring of Alexandra Hospital, the performance of the hospital has turned around and received a string of illustrious
awards including The Singapore Environmental Achievement Award, Community in Bloom
Platinum Award and the President's Award for the Environment. Liak is actively
involved in driving the environmental movement through his contributions as Chairman of
Water Networks and Public Hygiene Council (Ministry of the Environment and Water

Ms. Linda Velazquez - ASLA, GRP, LEED AP, Founder and Publisher / Editor of

Linda Velazquez is also Principal of Sky Gardens Design (2004), a green roof design and consulting firm that facilitates the design of exciting, aesthetically pleasing, and economically viable green roofs and greenwalls, offering both high level consulting services and site specific design and research.

Dr. Dhiru Thadani - Architect, Urbanist, Author, and Editor

Dr. Dhiru Thadani, AIA is an Architect and Urbanist who has been in practice since 1980, and has worked in Asia, Europe, North and Central America. He has been involved in the design of new developments, urban retrofits, neighbourhood revitalisation, and infill densification. He is the recipient of the 2011 Seaside Prize, an award given for significant contributions to the quality and character of communities.

Mr. Dan Slone - Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

Over the last decade Dan Slone has represented numerous national and international nonprofits such as the USGBC, the Congress for the New Urbanism and the World Green Building Council. He assists owners of large tracts with the monetisation of environmental services, and helps develop innovative infill, Greenfield and retrofit projects by drafting new codes, obtaining land use and environmental entitlements, drafting governance documents and Negotiating public / private partnership arrangements.

Mr. Doug Farr - Founding Principal Farr Associates, Founding Chairman of USGBC LEED for Neighbourhood Development Rating System, Designer Beijing's Olympic Village,

Doug Farr is the founding chairman of the U. S. Green Building Council's LEED for Neighbourhood Development rating system a first ever standard for sustainable land development. His body of international design work includes Beijing's Olympic Village, an eco-resort in Nigeria, and consulting for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation on eco-city development in southwest Asia.

Mr. Mohan Rao - Principal, Integrated Design

Mohan Rao is an Environmental Designer with focus on sustainable systems, low impact development & green infrastructure and is actively researching aspects of ecological design specifically focused on the intersection of natural resources, ecological processes and development. His past engagements include geographies as diverse as North Africa, Europe and China. He is the recipient of national and international awards instituted by professional peer groups. Mohan is associated with several academic and research organizations as senior advisor including the Indian Institute of Human Settlements, The Ecological Sequestration Trust and Sattva Trust, amongst others.

Mr. Michael Teh, Nature Landscapes Pte Ltd

Michael Teh from Nature Landscapes Pte Ltd made his mark with landscape projects on the grounds of top hotels like Raffles and Four Seasons, and Changi International Airport. Michael is the former chairman of LIAS, whose mission is to develop and promote professionalism and quality in landscape products and services to fulfill Singapore's vision of being a City in a Garden.

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Sponsorship opportunities are still available!  Special packages can be tailored to your needs.  Download the IGIN SPONSORSHIP 2012 Benefits Brochure.

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Visit or to learn more about the conference and to register for participating in the conference.

Please do not forget to avail the benefit of early bird discount offer by registering before 25th October 2012!

Hema Kumar

Hema Kumar
Bangalore, India

Hema Kumar is the founder of Indian Green Infrastructure Network (IGIN), an NGO with a vision to foster a network of Professionals, Architects, Government Organisations, Industrialists, Developers, etc. and encourage discussions on Green City Planning and other pressing environmental issues faced by major fast developing cities.  He possesses experience of over 20 years in the field of landscape engineering and water management. Mr. Kumar was involved in designing the 2nd largest roof garden in Asia and tallest green wall in the world.

He is a member of the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) and an international speaker on green technology.  Being a strong visionary and highly creative individual, Mr. Hema Kumar has started IGIN along with likeminded members by hosting this first of its kind International Green Conference in India.  

Contact Hema at: or visit or  Tel: +91-9945200332.

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