Presented by GreenRoofs Australasia (GRA) and proudly supported by The City of Melbourne and The University of Melbourne.
The ‘Greening Cities’ Conference will present keynote speakers from overseas and nationally to celebrate best practice in green infrastructure projects, research, policy and technology.
International Keynote speakers include:
Lawrence Reed, USA.
Speaking on his recent major projects in the USA, including the Platinum LEED awarded Calif. Academy of Sciences.
John. S. Loomis, USA.
Speaking on recent major Green Roof Projects in China including Giant, Shanghai.
Ed Snodgrass, USA.
Acclaimed author and leading authority on green roof design, specification and maintenance.
Prof Jeremy Lundholm, Canada.
Plant ecologist authority on green roofs, restoration ecology, and urban ecosystems.
The three day conference will include:
• Greenroof Training Workshop, 28th November
• National and International Speakers, 29th to 30th November
• Exhibition and Trade Show, 28th to November 29th
• Welcome Reception & Conference Dinner
• Tour of greenroof and greenwall sites in Melbourne CBD area 1st December
The free entry Exhibition and Trade Show will be open to general public as GRA aspires to increasing public awareness about the benefits of green infrastructure.
The 'Greening Cities' Conference themes have been chosen to reflect the diverse range of disciplines involved in the design, implementation and monitoring/maintenance of green roofs and walls. This year there will be a focus on the Australian experience to showcase how international models of green roofs and walls have been adapted for Australian conditions; demonstrated by case studies and research. GRA also aims to highlight studies which have quantified the benefits of green roofs and walls and how this new information could be used in policy and planning to promote their implementation.
GRA is the peak body for the promotion and dissemination of green infrastructure information in Australasia.
For more information go to the Official Conference Website for info / registrations / payments.