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The World Green Infrastructure Congress (WGIC) is an annual international event organized by country members of WGIN – the World Green Infrastructure Network – on urban green infrastructure which provides social, environmental and economical benefits through sustainable greening systems such as green roofs, living walls, urban forests, landscape regeneration, wetland renewal and water sensitive urban design practices.
Aramis and I have been fortunate to be able to attend previous WGIN congresses in Mexico City (2010), Hangzhou (2012), Nantes (2013), and most recently last year in Sydney. Beautiful Nagoya is the site for 2015 and the organizers hope you will join them!
The agenda and tours information for the WGIN Congress Nagoya 2015 (WGIC 2015) have been finalized and are available for your perusal! Organized by WGIN NAGOYA in cooperation with the NPO Sky Front Forum, the upcoming WGIC 2015 will be held in Nagoya on October 14-16, situated in the very center of Japan. Getting to anywhere in Japan is easy from Nagoya.
Presented simultaneously translated into both English and Japanese, the three-day 2015 Congress in Nagoya will provide international and national keynote experts presenting on new research, case studies, best practice management, and the latest technologies in this expanding industry.
A wide variety of green site tours including visits to greenroofs and greenwalls will be offered after the WGIC 2015 on October 15 and 16 in the cities of Nagoya, Tokyo, and Osaka, and promise to be both educational and fun.
Here are the final agendas for the WGIC 2015 – click to download as PDFs:
- Opening Ceremony and Keynote Lectures, 14th October
- Workshops, 15th October
- Poster Session, 15th October
- Green Site Tour at Nagoya, 16th October – includes lunch and will visit: Dai Nagoya Building, JP Tower; Nagoya Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Building; Nagoya Center Building; Nagoya City Science Musium; Hisaya Odori Park, OASIS 21; and “Chikusa-za,” Chikusa Culture Small Theater.
- Green Site Tour at Tokyo, 17th October – includes lunch and will visit: “OOTEMORI,” OtemachiTower; Marunouchi Nakadori Gyoko-dori; Marunouchi Park Buidling; ARK Hills; Sengokuyama-tower; Toranomon Hills; and “Granroof,” Tokyo Station City, JR Tokyo Station.
- Green Site Tour at Osaka, 17th October – includes lunch and will visit: South and North Towers, Grand Front Osaka; “Floating Garden,” “Kibo-no-Kabe” Shin Umeda City; “Midori-no-Terrace,” Osaka Maru Building; “Nakanojima Shiki-no-Oka,” Dai Building; and Namba Parks.
Since the annual National Green Fair of Japan will be held during the same period as the WGIC 2015, all of the international speakers and attendees will be able to also visit this highly anticipated yearly venue at at the Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park, running concurrent from September 12 to November 8, 2015.
Visit the WGIC Nagoya 2015 website to learn much more.
If you haven’t already, don’t miss the August Sky Gardens Post “Come to Japan for the WGIN Congress Nagoya 2015 on October 14-16, 2015!” by Dr. Hajime Koshimizu, Chairperson of Nagoya WGIN Team, and former Meiji University Professor. Professor Koshimizu is the leading authority for research and advocacy on urban agriculture in Asia. Contact him at: [email protected]
The Japanese organizing committee is available to assist you and your travel plans. For additional information about the WGIN Congress Nagoya 2015, please contact Sachiko Kikuchi, PhD at: [email protected]
~ Linda V.