The World Green Roof Congress (WGRC) 2012 is an event with sustainability at its core. It will take place in Copenhagen on 18-21 September 2012. The event will bring together the leading practitioners – policy makers, architects, designers, urban planners, manufacturers, engineering, environmental and ecological consultants – from around the world to highlight the need to transform urban grey to urban green.
The event is hosted by the city of Copenhagen and supported by the Danish Ministry for Climate, Energy and Building and the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen. Green Roofs are an integral part of political policy to meet Copenhagen’s ambitious goal of being carbon neutral by 2025.
WGRC 2012 will be a unique opportunity for all congress attendees to realise the opportunities and challenges of greening cities through the utilisation of Green Roof technologies.
WGRC 2012 Congress Highlights:
- Learn from respected international experts including, Architect Emilio Ambasz; Michael Berkshire – Green Projects Administrator, City of Chicago; Shirley Ling – Skyrise Greenery, Singapore; Martin Lidegaard – Danish Minister for Climate, Energy & Building; Tina Saaby – City Architect for Copenhagen; Bruce Hemstock, PWL Partnerships; Paul Kephart, Principal, Rana Creek
- Over 45 presentations from world thought leaders on the challenges and opportunities for Green Roofs
- Practical information on the cost, savings and benefits of Green Roofs
- Mayoral Panel discussion – Mayors from Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East and Australasia have been invited to share their city vision as it relates to sustainability and city greening
- Green Roof Tours – see the best exemplars of Scandinavian design and practical application on our two tours
- Choose from parallel sessions that focus on key themes – Water, Architecture, Plants & Biodiversity, Landscapes & Master Planning, Hot & Arid, Food Finance and Contracts, and Energy
- Time to network with colleagues, old and new
Many cities such as Copenhagen, Chicago and Singapore are recognising this need for integration and are preparing their cities for the future. As cities in the 21st century transform into megacities, the challenge for Green Roof practitioners will be to integrate Green Roofs into policy and practice, design, planning and construction in a cohesive way to ensure cities are equipped to withstand the challenges of the fast changing environment.
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