World Green Infrastructure Congress 2023

World Green Infrastructure Congress 2023

The World Green Infrastructure Congress (WGIC), took place 27-29 June, 2023 in Berlin & online. 

After six years, the World Green Infrastructure Congress 2023 (WGIC) was held in Berlin & online from 27 to 29 June 2023! The last World Congress, also held in Berlin, was fully booked, with over 800 participants from 44 countries. To follow up on the successful event in 2017, this years congress was available in person and online to provide various opportunities to participate.

This multi-day event was aimed at planners, contractors, local-, state- and federal politicians, investors and companies in the sector, concerning the greening of buildings (greening of roofs, façades and indoor areas) with the associated accompanying topics (e. g. urban climate, rainwater management, sustainability). 
 
During day one and two, there were presentations by more than 100 speakers from 29 countries, dealing with various topics around green infrastructure on a global level.

On day three, it was possible to participate in field excursions in the city of Berlin. Please see images below.

The congress offered:

      • More than 100 speakers from different countries

      • More than 40 exhibitors at the accompanying exhibition

      • More than 20 cooperation partners

      • Knowledge transfer of greening of buildings (greening of roofs, façades and indoor areas)

      • Showing of best practice examples Transfer of knowledge by industry experts from Germany and abroad in parallel series of lectures and discussion rounds

      • Networking. Meeting point. Addressing new target groups

      • Interdisciplinary exchange of experience between city representatives, architects, city planners, urban water developers, industrial and property representatives, manufacturers, processors, researchers, associations, politicians and other interested parties.

    Take a look at the trailer for WGIC 2023.

    View the full program here.
    View the event flyer here.

    Sponsors and congress partners: The event is presented by Bundesverband GebäudeGrün e.V. (BuGG), supported by international and national partners, as well as 23 congress and 10 media partners.

    For more information, please consult our website: www.bugg-congress2023.com

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    World Green Infrastructure Congress 2023

    Date: 27. – 29. June 2023

    Venue: MERCURE HOTEL MOA BERLIN, Stephanstrasse 41, 10559 Berlin Moabit, Germany
    Front desk: +49 30 394043 – 0
    www.hotel-moa-berlin.de

    WGIN presented the 2023 Global Awards for best green infrastructure practice at the World Green Infrastructure Congress 2023! View the winners here.

    Some speakers of WGIC 2023

    Rebecca Gohlke (MSc) shares a report on Urban Dialogue Building Green Municipal Funding Instruments.

    Dr. Marta Weber-Siwirska reflects on the challenges and possibilities of implementing green solutions in Polish cities.

    Paolo Russo shares highlights of his study titled “From Green obsession to vertical forests”.

    Professor Helga Fassbinder talks about Biotope City. The dense city as nature: the case of Wienerberg, Vienna

    Chintan Raveshia takes us through Singapore’s journey from a Garden City to a City in Nature.

    Dr. Eugenia Lin took us on a journey to Taiwan, sharing the exciting and impressive green roof projects of Taiwan.

     Dominik Gooner (M.Eng) discusses modern stormwater management of urban quarters captioned Blue-Green and Smart.

    Prof. Nicholas Williams, University of Melbourne, shares a study of quantifying the local benefits of green roofs & provides the evidence base for planning and policy changes in Melbourne.

    Mathias Johr shares the technical intricacies of rainwater management on green roofs and barrier-free roof terraces.

    WGIN EU Chapter’s Antonin Chapelot gives an overview of EU policies on urban greening targets.

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