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New Keynotes at Grey to Green: DC!

on October 8, 2019 at 1:12 pm under , , , ,
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Grey to Green: DC Metro excited to welcome two fantastic keynotes to present in the Opening Plenary on October 29th

Katharine Burgess, the Vice President of Resilience at the Urban Land Institute, will discuss the impact extreme heat will have on buildings and the real estate industry.

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As co-author of the recent report Scorched: Extreme Heat and Real Estate, Ms. Burgess looks at the economic impact of extreme heat such as increased health care costs from respiratory and heat-related illness and lost productivity.

Dr. William Hooke is the Associate Executive Director and Senior Policy Fellow at the American Meteorological Society.

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Educated as an atmospheric scientist, he has published widely on atmospheric wave dynamics, remote sensing, and natural hazards science and policy. Dr. Hooke is a thought leader and the author of the book Living on the Real World: How Thinking and Acting Like Meteorologists Will Help Save the Planet. As part of the keynote address, Dr. Hooke will discuss the relationship between policy and climate adaption in cities.

Despite the challenges both Ms. Burgess and Dr. Hooke will explore how green roofs, green walls, biophilic design, urban parks and trees and rain gardens and policy can alleviate the stresses of extreme weather on human and environmental health. Read more about the keynotes and speakers at

Professionals recognized at Grey to Green DC

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Produced by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, the Grey to Green DC conference will bring together professionals from architecture, landscape architecture, design and public policy to discuss the latest in green infrastructure design and best management practices.

Don’t miss the 2019 Awards of Excellence Ceremony where we recognize this year’s leaders in the green roofs and walls industry. There is no better place to connect with professionals all with the common goal of creating healthier more prosperous cities than at Grey to Green: DC Metro.

Grey to Green DC Professional Development & Networking at the Trade Show

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Visit the sold-out trade show floor and network with the industry’s most active professionals all in one place. Free trade show passes available at

Finish the year strong and earn CEUs from ASLA, APLD and AIA in over 20 technical sessions including workshops, training courses and tours.

Early-bird prices end October 16

For more information visit Early-bird prices end on October 16th!

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~ Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC)

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Green Roofs for Healthy Cities‘ 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.

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Contact Steven Peck, GRHC founder and president at and 416-971-4494 x 233.


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