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Green Infrastructure: Jobs, Health & Community Resilience
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Grey to Green 2018
The 6th Annual Grey to Green Conference is taking place May 15-16, 2018 at the Chestnut Conference Centre in Toronto. Grey to Green focuses on green infrastructure design, research and policy and connects professionals working to integrate natural elements into the built environment.
Brought to you by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, the 2018 agenda features a wide variety of innovative content on stormwater management, urban agriculture, biophilic design, green infrastructure and the Internet of Things, and designing green communities.
Reimagining Urban Infrastructure
Grey to Green commences with a FREE public forum on May 15th at Toronto Metro Hall to discuss Designing Future Cities with Green Infrastructure. Discover a concept that will transform the Bloor Viaduct into a “Living Bridge” complete with individual housing suites, restaurants, hotels as well as pedestrian and bike paths; explore the viability behind the proposed 21-acre park in downtown Toronto that would be built overtop of the rail corridor and discuss new policy developments that facilitate green infrastructure investment in Ontario.
On May 16th, the technical sessions will showcase a lineup of speakers that are leading the way for green infrastructure adoption and widespread implementation. These thought leaders and change agents will give you exclusive access into their design processes, research findings and policy developments that will no doubt be part of our future urban fabric.
Don’t miss the Afternoon Keynote featuring Craig Applegath, Founding Principal of DIALOG’s Toronto Studio who will present Addressing Climate Change through Green Infrastructure; Paul Kephart, Principal, Ecologist and Designer at Rana Creek Design as he talks about San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal Center Rooftop Park as well as discussing the work on the JNBY Headquarters Rooftop Tea Production in Hangzhou, China; and Brian Brisbin, Principal at Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects in his presentation on Toronto’s First Vertical Forest.
Courses and Tours
Grey to Green will also feature a variety of training courses on May 15th such as Biophilic Design, Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture, Green Roof Design & Installation and Green Walls 101.
To top off the event we have also curated an array of tours to highlight Toronto’s outstanding green infrastructure projects. Explore the connection between green infrastructure and healthcare on the Healthy Hospitals Tour, get your boots dirty with a bus tour of the Gro-Bark mulch production facility and learn from green wall experts, Laura Kennedy and Mitch Cowburn of Nedlaw Living Walls on the Green Wall Walking Tour.
Register now as early bird rates end April 30, 2018.
Grey to Green Conference is pending approval for up to 7.5 Continuing Education / Professional Development Hours by LA CES, AIA CES, BOMI, APLD and RCI.
Grey to Green Conference is excited to be the anchor event for the region’s first Green Infrastructure Week (GIW). GIW is May 13-19, 2018 and will feature a variety of tours and workshops designed to promote the benefits of green infrastructure.
Don’t miss the guided tour of Trillium Park, a tour of Ripple Farms’ vertical aquaponics facility and the Toronto East End Rain Garden Crawl!
For more information on Green Infrastructure Week visit greytogreenconference.org/giw.
~ Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC)
GRHC’s mission is to increase the awareness of the economic, social and environmental benefits of green roofs and green walls, and other forms of living architecture through education, advocacy, professional development and celebrations of excellence.
Visit www.greenroofs.org for more information.
Contact Steven Peck, GRHC founder and president at [email protected] and 416-971-4494 x 233.