The Grey to Green Conference on Green Infrastructure Moves to the Twin Cities Region for the First Time

From September 30 to October 1, 2019, the Grey to Green Conference on green infrastructure will be held outside of Toronto for the first time at the McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota.

By Koichi Oda – McNamara Alumni Center – Wikimedia Commons

“The Twin Cities are known for innovation, particularly in regard to sustainable water management, a key benefit of widespread green infrastructure implementation,” said Steven W. Peck, GRP, Honorary ASLA, Founder and President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.

The Grey to Green Conference: Twin Cities, features keynote speakers, over 30 technical sessions, training courses, tours, and networking events.

According to Peck, the Twin Cities will share best practices in green infrastructure policy, design, research, products and services.

“At the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi, St. Paul and Minneapolis have a unique opportunity to address important issues such as water quality, climate change adaptation, workforce development, and urban resiliency with green infrastructure technology,” said Michael Krause, Co-Chair of the Conference Advisory Committee and Co-Founder of the Green Infrastructure Foundation. “The effects of climate change are already greatly affecting the region. The Twin Cities are dealing with greater flooding and Minneapolis suffers from one of the worst Urban Heat Islands in the U.S.”

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) is the North American Industry Association for the green roof and wall industry, which it is building through advocacy and training.

The Green Infrastructure Foundation is the charitable arm of GRHC and partners with communities to shape healthy, resilient and sustainable places using green infrastructure.

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