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Grey to Green Virtual Conference

© Green Roofs for Healthy CitiesGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) is excited to announce the Grey to Green Conference, to be held virtually on June 22 from 10am - 4:30pm and June 23 from 10am - 6pm est.  Cost: $175 USD for one day, or $349 USD for both days....

The winner “BuGG Green Roof of the Year” 2021 is announced!

BuGG President Dr. Gunter Mann (centre) presents the managing directors of Landschaftsarchitektur+ Felix Holzapfel-Herziger (left) and Julian Benesch (right) with the winner's badges for the “BuGG Green Roof of the Year” 2021. Source: Landschaftsarchitektur+ / BuGGThe...

Multifunctional Urban Green Infrastructure Book

The World Green Infrastructure Network continues with its own publications. After its first book “Green Cities in the World” in 2014, the update in 2015 and the Spanish version in 2016, the “Vertical urban agriculture” book followed in 2018. Now you have our new book...

World Congress of Building Greening 2023 in Berlin

The World Congress of Building Greening 2023 in Berlin is a multi-day event concerning the greening of buildings (greening of roofs, façades and indoor areas) with the associated accompanying topics (e. g. urban climate, rainwater management, sustainability). The...

Call for Proposals: CitiesAlive 2022

CitiesAlive 2022 is finally back in person and will be held in Philadelphia from October 16th-19th, 2022. It will focus on the theme of “Green Infrastructure & Water in a Changing Climate”. CitiesAlive 2022 is now accepting proposals for presentations and research...

The Green roof Association of Switzerland will celebrate their 25th Anniversary on June 22nd

On 22 June 2022, SFG will celebrate it's 25th anniversary with a full-day event on current topics of building green. Help shape the future - plan, debate, discuss common myths; the cityscape of tomorrow; and how climate resilience and human well-being can be...

Green roofs featured in Portuguese-speaking media

© Getty ImagesThe director of Instituto Cidade Jardim and Brazilian WGIN board member, Sérgio Rocha, participated in an interview for the channel Um Só Planeta (One Planet) published in early April.  Together with the researcher Priscila Stark, they presented to...

Study: Green urban infrastructure in Spain

In April 2022, the European Green Market Report on green roofs and walls published a new study assessing the state of play of urban green infrastructure in Spain.  Taking Nature-Based-Solutions (NBS) as a reference, the 80-page publication consists of various chapters...

Smartly combining green infrastructure and solar installations can transform Europe’s built environment

The European Solar Rooftops Initiative presents a unique opportunity to maximize the impact for cities and citizens promoting the combination of green infrastructure and solar installations on every rooftop and impervious surface where it is economically and...

Sika joins World Green Infrastructure Network

WGIN welcomes Sika AG as a new corporate member. The Swiss multinational specialty chemicals company will also be part of the network’s European Chapter.The World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) is delighted to announce that Sika is joining the Network as a new...
Grey to Green Virtual Conference

Grey to Green Virtual Conference

© Green Roofs for Healthy CitiesGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) is excited to announce the Grey to Green Conference, to be held virtually on June 22 from 10am - 4:30pm and June 23 from 10am - 6pm est.  Cost: $175 USD for one day, or $349 USD for both days....

Projects

Living Building Envelop in the North of Italy

Living Building Envelop in the North of Italy

© Partner und Partner Architekten New office building built as solid timber construction following the cradle to cradle principles in the North of Italy. The façade is designed with continuous planters on each level, providing a habitat for various climbing/trailing...

Green Roof Maia Forum

Green Roof Maia Forum

Images: © NeoturfThe potential to promote biodiversity in cities is one of the great advantages of green roofs. These can be designed as connecting points of green infrastructure and habitats for species existing in other areas of cities or as habitats for species...

Indoor living wall for Beringea office in London

Indoor living wall for Beringea office in London

Images: © Chris Horwood and Mowat & CoThe Beringea office in London has undergone a major refurbishment designed by Mowat & Co. The aim of the renovation for the venture capitalist company is to establish a nature to human connection. It was extremely...

Key Definition: Living Wall

Key Definition: Living Wall

Living wall: A living wall is a vertical vegetated wall system with irrigation. A living wall system is variable depending on the climatic conditions and there is no proven formula for plant specification, even the most successful walls have evolved from the time of...

Key Definition: Green Roof

Key Definition: Green Roof

Green roof: (Also referred to as living roofs; eco roofs; ecotecture; roofscapes.) Their usage dates back to 10thC BC throughout Persia with particular reference to Babylon, as green roofs were used as a storm-water management system irrigating a stepped series of...

Key Definition: Green Infrastructure

Key Definition: Green Infrastructure

Green Infrastructure: There is an international movement towards the regeneration of urban landscapes due to an increased awareness about human impact on the environment. As urban development and populations increase there is a greater demand to improve upon the...

World Congress of Building Greening 2020

World Congress of Building Greening 2020

Weltkongress Gebäudegrün - World Congress of Building Greening. The event has been postponed to 2022. The new date is:World Congress of Building Greening 2022May 10 - 12, 2022Mercure Hotel Moa Berlin. Please find more information...

World Green Roof day is on 6th June #WGRD2022. Are you ready to join the celebrations? #greenroofs #climateaction #greening #biodiversity

We’re excited to announce that our colleague, Jure Sumi, will be speaking at the first Festival of the #NewEuropeanBauhaus next month, representing the @WGINetwork. Find out more and be part of the change 👇
https://new-european-bauhaus-festival.eu/
#EUGreenDeal #EuropeForCulture #Sustainability

✨Beautiful
🌱Sustainable
💚 Inclusive
is how we imagine Europe.

Join the #NewEuropeanBauhaus on 9-12 June 2022 & let’s celebrate a better future together!

➡️ https://new-european-bauhaus-festival.eu/

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