The 2017 Grey to Green Conference: Quantifying Green Infrastructure explores the latest in performance, economic valuation, design, policy, and technology from Canada, the US, and worldwide. This interdisciplinary conference is the leading forum for designers, policy makers, manufacturers, growers, landscapers, and other green infrastructure professionals to discuss the benefits and growth of the green infrastructure industry.
Purchase the Grey to Green Live Webcast & Conference Recordings and receive the keynote presentations and technical sessions from the speakers listed below.
This package includes the live-stream broadcast on May 9th, plus 1-year unlimited access to the video, audio and presentation slides from the speakers listed below.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
THE ART TO INTEGRATE BLUE, GREEN AND SOCIAL
Herbert, Dreiseitl, Director, Ramboll Liveable Cities Lab
What is livability in today’s context and how can we achieve this in dense urban spaces? Blue-green infrastructure will become a necessity as a survival and success strategy for Cities faced with the challenges of climate change and urbanization. This presentation talks about how to implement these technologies for liveable cities, using the example of innovative and award-winning blue-green infrastructure projects, including Bishan Park in Singapore, Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, and Queens Botanical Garden in New York.
Exploring the Benefits and Lessons Learned of the Proposed Rail Deck Park Project through DIALOG’s “Carleton University Architectural Studio"
Craig Applegath, Architect, PPOAA, AAA, AIBC, NSAA, FRAIC, LEED® AP, Principal, DIALOG
The Rail Deck Park is a proposed urban park that will enclose the current active Railway Lanes in Toronto. The park, when constructed, will be 21 acres spanning from Blue Jays Way to Bathurst St. Craig Applegath will discuss the planning and design process that was done in partnership with a group of a group of 15 graduate students from Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism at DIALOG's Toronto studio. Students worked alongside DIALOG architects, engineers, and urban planners ensuring a multidisciplinary approach, designed by those who are passionate about the future of Toronto.
The Rail Deck Park has the potential to significantly improve community well-being by reconnecting isolated neighbourhoods and create a downtown environment where people will live play and work.
Exploring the Lowline - New York’s first underground park: Lessons from the Lowline Lab
Signe Nielsen, FASLA, Principal, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, P.C.
Explore the Lowline's history and context with historic images, site plan, and existing conditions photos. Nielsen will discuss the current plan and programming options along with the lessons learned from the community outreach process and Lowline Lab surveys. Learn more about the role of plants in the Lowline and the innovation design that allows them to grow underground by bringing daylight underground and using photometrics. Signe Nielson will also discuss how the Lowline will cultivate community.
Signe Nielsen, FASLA, Principal, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, P.C.; Craig Applegath, Architect, PPOAA, AAA, AIBC, NSAA, FRAIC, LEED® AP, Principal, DIALOG; Herbert, Dreiseitl, Director, Ramboll Liveable Cities Lab
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities