Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, the leading professional industry association in green infrastructure, is pleased to announce the expansion of the Grey to Green Conference to The Twin Cities on September 30th and in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia (D.M.V) region on October 29th, 2019. The expansion of the Grey to Green Conference will provide a regional focus in green infrastructure for students, industry professionals, and politicians to better develop and expand the industry.
President and Founder of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, Steven Peck, GRP, Honorary ASLA, said of this new development that, “We are excited to be organizing two regional conferences to explore green infrastructure opportunities in the both the Mid-West and the East Coast where there are significant opportunities for market growth and development.”
Michael Krause, Kandiyo Consulting and Twin Cities Advisory Board Chair said, “The Twin Cities is in a unique position to address issues such as water quality, climate change adaptation, workforce development, and urban resiliency through green infrastructure.”
The Twin Cities are experiencing some of the greatest impacts of climate change, such as flooding and some of the worst Urban Heat Islands in North America. Grey to Green: Twin Cities provides a unique opportunity to cross-pollinate regional work on green infrastructure in Minnesota with the cutting edge work being done across North America.
The Chesapeake Bay has been a key driver of many of the successful green infrastructure policies in Washington D.C. and the surrounding region. However more needs to be done to utilize green infrastructure practices more strategically for stormwater management in changing climate. Grey to Green: Washington D.C. Conference will shine a spotlight on the best practices in policy, design, financing, research and maintenance from across the region and beyond. By coming together to network and share information, Grey to Green will help stimulate more rapid progress in the utilization of green infrastructure across the region.
The call for proposals for both Grey to Green Conferences is now open until June 2nd for the Twin Cities and for The D.M.V. until June 23rd. Visit: greytogreenconference.org
For more information about Green Roofs for Healthy Cities please visit: greenroofs.org