The conference will cover topics including:
- Using Living Roofs and Walls to combat stormwater threats and improve health
- Measuring and quantifying Living Green Infrastructure assets
- Developing new communities using principles of green sustainability
- Improving society with greening
- New ‘Garden Cities’
The former Mayor of Vancouver and Past Premier of British Columbia, Mike Harcourt, will talk about the journey being taken by Vancouver with its aim to be the greenest city in the world by 2020. Other speakers include Steven Peck, President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and Professor Daniel Roehr from The School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia.
Delegates will also take part in walking and bus ‘Green City Tours’ of Vancouver and benefit from a network of delegates from around the world.
Commenting on the conference AIPH Secretary General, Tim Briercliffe, said: “This year our International Green City Conference is located in a city with serious greening ambitions. It brings together experts, practitioners, and government decision makers to debate the role of greening in tackling the biggest urbanisation problems of our time. This really is an event not to be missed.”
The conference will be held at the PanPacific Hotel in Vancouver on 16-18 March 2016. For more details and to book your place visit www.cnla-acpp.ca/greencity. Register before February 18 to secure your space.