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4th Annual Grey To Green Conference: Addressing Climate Change with Green Infrastructure

June 01 - June 04, 2016
Ryerson University, Toronto

The event will attract an estimated 500 designers, planners, manufacturers, researchers, policy makers and a variety of green infrastructure professionals. Over 50 technical presentations will cover subjects ranging from best practices in life-ycle cost and benefit analysis, and integrated design practices on stormwater management and flood protection, to the latest research on how green infrastructure can help to cool cities, reduce the urban heat island and emissions. Presentations include case studies drawn from across North America on new policy developments, projects and emerging technologies. Professional training, a trade show, and tours of local projects and research facilities are featured.

During Grey to Green, the Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition will be holding discussions on the public policy needed to significantly increase the development and maintenance of green infrastructure. “Our urban forest is essential infrastructure – it provides millions of dollars in ecological services each year and must play a more central role in any urban climate change resiliency strategy. Yet we fail to protect and maintain it effectively”, said Janet McKay, Chair, Green Infrastructure Ontario (GIO) Coalition. The Coalition will present their ground-breaking report on the state of the urban forest in the GTA.

The Grey to Green Conference is organized by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and the Green Infrastructure Foundation. Our partners/sponsors include: Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University; Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition; Renew Magazine; Water Canada; City of Toronto; Carrot Green Roof; LiveRoof; The Toronto and Region Conservation for the Living City; Conservation Ontario; Landscape Ontario;; Ontario Association of Landscape Architects.

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