The World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) has an international membership of 17 countries, holding bi-annual Congresses to promote urban greening, green roofs & living facades as one solution to mitigating the impacts of climate change, improving building energy efficiency and reconnecting urban populations with nature.
Green Roofs Australasia (GRA) will host the Congress at the Australian Technology Park in the heart of beautiful Sydney. The Congress will present the latest global research; best practice projects; Green Infrastructure Technology Expo; USA training workshops by accredited lecturers; Sydney eco-tours and post congress travel packages in Australia and New Zealand.
Green Infrastructure incorporating vegetation technologies is a rapidly expanding industry and GRA will present global leaders to share experience, research data, technology developments; future direction, policy incentives and education during the four day congress.
WGIC 2014 will present the world’s leading experts on green roof, living wall and urban landscape research and technology. Speakers include Dr. Manfred Koehler, Germany; Steven Peck, USA; Prof. Xiamin Wang, China; Mr. Jeffrey Bruce, USA; Mr. Warwick Savvas, Australia and many more. See the full list here. The Organising Committee has chosen the leading designers, researchers and advocates to share knowledge, to educate and to inspire us all to develop with nature by incorporating green infrastructure into our urban fabric.
CASE STUDIES: WGIC 2014 will study and explore the uniqueness of structures like One Central Park, Barangaroo Headland Park, Victorian Desalination Plant and other buildings in USA, Europe and Singapore.
WORKSHOPS: WGIC 2014 will feature LEED (USA) accredited training workshops on a variety of topics such as Green Roof/Living Walls, Green Roof Infrastructure, Green Roof Urban Agriculture and Integrated Water Management.
The Congress will present the latest technological developments, green industry awards, iconic best practice projects, research data, professional training workshops, Living Art competition and new areas of applications in the field of green infrastructure. It will serve as a surface + space where international urban greenery thought leaders from various disciplines may come together with architects, landscape architects, landscaper contractors, environmentalists, horticulturists, nursery growers and policymakers and stakeholders to examine the present and future trends of this growing sector.
A cooperative effort is needed to work for a better, greener and more sustainable world. Green infrastructure includes all plant related technologies in connection to buildings and urban development. Vegetation is an essential key for sustainable urban environment.
Against this backdrop the WORLD GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE CONGRESS will be a dynamic marketplace for delegates and trade visitors from the region to discover the very best and most advanced landscape and urban greenery solutions from around the world. This Congress will be an opportunity to learn best practices, discuss the latest industry trends and network with academics, professionals and policymakers.
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