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Registrations are open to Grey To Green Conference in Toronto in April 4-5, 2019

Canada Architecture News - Mar 5, 2019 - 13:06   3608 views

Registrations are open to Grey To Green Conference in Toronto in April 4-5, 2019

Grey To Green has announced its confirmed speakers and first details about this year's conference which will be held on April 4-5 in Toronto, Canada. Early bird registrations are still open until March 1, 2019 via the conference website. 

Themed "Adapting to Climate Change" this year, Grey to Green Conference will highlight the economic impacts of climate change adaptation such as flooding and the urban heat island. Flooding affects both the individual in terms of health and well being and has significant economic impacts for society. 

These issues will continue to get worse as climate change progresses, but green infrastructure can help. Our cities are experiencing a greater frequency of heat waves and higher average temperatures. This has negative economic, social and healthy impacts. Quantifying green infrastructure performance helps us understand the myriad benefits of green infrastructure and determine their economic value, a crucial step in expanding public and private investments the use of these technologies.

World Architecture Community is official Media Partner for this year's conference and will share details about the conference later. 

Grey to Green Toronto is less than 2 months away, and Grey to Green Toronto is looking forward to hearing experts from green infrastructure, policy, architecture, and business give keynote addresses, take part in a number of classes, and sit in on some very interesting panel discussions. 

"We can't wait! Will we see you there?." 

Confirmed speakers: 

Chris Morrison,Principal, StormWater Forestry
Yafit Rokach, Project Manager, City of Toronto, Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division

Trine Stausgaard Munk, Head of Resilience, Ramboll
Alan Cohn, Managing Director, NYCDEP
Vlada Kennif, Director of Sustainability Programs, NYCHA

Glenn Milner, Senior Program Manager, Ontario Climate Change Consortium

Vidya Anderson, Environmental Scientist, University of Toronto Climate Lab
Louise Aubin, Director of Health Services, Region of Peel Public Health
Lauren Smalls-Mantey, Program Coordinator, New York City Parks and Recreation
Jacqueline Hamilton, Research Analyst, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Neil Courneya, Gro-Bark
Kees Govers, Liveroof

Alison Phillips, Landscape Architect, Project Manager, Greenland International Consulting, Inc
Martin Rydlo, Director, Marketing and Business Development, Town of Collingwood
Mark Palmer, President and CEO, Greenland International Consulting Inc.

Jenny Hill, Research Scientist, Toronto Region and Conservation Authority

Mike James, General Manager, Deep Root Canada Corp.

Darby McGrath,Program Lead, Greening the Canadian Landscape, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

Mia Lehrer, President, Studio-MLA
Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, Regional Executive Director, California Regional Centre, NWF
Brian Bauldaulf, Deputy Chief of Parks Development, Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority
Mark Stanley,Executive Director, Sam and Gabriel Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC)

Nick Onody, Director, MT Planners

Bailey Sadowsky, Civil Designer, Arup Canada Inc.
Charles Ormsby, Senior Engineer, Arup Canada Inc.

Jason King, Associate Principal, Greenworks PC 

Phil Fung, President, HiGarden Inc
Onah Jung, Architect, Studio Jonah
Elizabeth Calabrese, Principal Architect, Calabrese Architects Inc

Andrew Kemp, FCM Program Advisor | Programs Communications and Marketing

Sonja Vangjeli, Project Manager, Planning and Design, Waterfront Toronto
Kristina Hausmanis, Project Manager, Green Streets, City of Toronto Transportation Services
Sheila Boudreau, Senior Landscape Architect, Special Projects and Design Services, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Laura Kennedy, Technical Lead, Nedlaw Living Walls
Mitchell Cowburn, Design Consultant, Nedlaw Living Walls

Clara Blakelock, Manager, Water Programs, Green Communities Canada

Brandon Hebor, Co-Founder, Ripple Farms
Steven Bourne, Co-Founder, Ripple Farms
Arlene Throness, Urban Farm Manager, Ryerson University
Kristiina Mai, Professor, Ryerson University
Ivan Guzman, Assistant Professor, New York City College of Technology

Heather Ray, Manager, Water Programs, Peterborough GreenUP Association
Adriana Gomez, Senior Program Manager, Sustainable Neighbourhoods | Watershed Strategies Division, TRCA
Jenn McCallum, Water Programs Coordinator, Peterborough GreenUP Association
Pamela Ritger, Milwaukee Program Coordinator and Staff Attorney, Clean Wisconsin
Jay Feiker, Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District
Yvonne McCaskill, Coordinator, Century City Tri-Angle Neighborhood Association

Michelle Sawka, Senior Research Scientist, Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition
James Lane, Program Manager, Green Infrastructure, York Region

Paul Guillet, Water and Environment Group Lead, WSP
Yao Lu, Urban Designer, WSP

Steve Whitman,Founder and Principal, Resilience Planning and Design 

Rohan Lilauwala, Program Manager, Green Infrastructure Foundation
David Yocca, Landscape Architect, Biohabitats

Venue: Holiday Inn Yorkdale, 3450 Dufferin Street, North York, ON, M6A 2V1

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