TURNING THE URBAN GREY TO GREEN - WORLD GREEN ROOF CONGRESS SET FOR COPENHAGEN
Turning the urban grey to green is the mission for the green roofs industry as it heads for Copenhagen in September (18th-21st). More than 300 of the world`s leading architects, designers and practitioners will be in the city to discuss this key growth aspect of 21st century urban development, at the World Green Roof Congress.
For more information please have a look at the guest feature article of Dusty Gedge on www.greenroofs.com.
Green Roof Policies are one of the basic key factors for the successful development of a green roof market. Longstanding experiences and case studies from different countries and municipalities are creating a source of ideas that can be adapted and modified according to the needs of the local green roof stakeholders.
The IGRA Green Roof Leadership Award 2011 goes to Leven op Daken. Leven op Daken is a Netherland-based organisation within the roofing and cladding industry that develops, promotes and implements projects for multiple use of space. Leven op Daken receives the award for a vocational green roof training aimed at young people who are disadvantaged on the labour market. With these acquired skills the young people have better prospects to get a job in the field of landscape construction.
The Skyrise Greenery Awards aim to promote and reward greening efforts in urban developments. The Awards recognise architects taking the lead role in provisioning for green elements from the initial design stages, working in conjunction with stakeholders to bring a project to fruition. Submit your work which showcases the innovative use of greenery and landscaping in an architectural design.
First prize USD 8,000 / Closing date: 1st August 2011
The Skyrise Greenery Awards 2011 is jointly organised by Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) and National Parks Board (NParks). For Awards details, visit: http://www.skyrisegreenery.com/index.php/home/awards/
The IGRA Green Roof Leadership Award stands as recognition and appreciation for outstanding examples of Green Roof architecture and Green Roof initiatives all around the world. The price should be a signal for architects, landscape architects, city planners, municipal staff, landscape designers and real estate & property developers to explore new ideas for green urban spaces off the beaten track.
At the International Skyrise Greenery Conference 2010 in Singapore the IGRA Green Roof Leadership Award was presented to the Friends of the High Line (High Line Park, New York) .
Over 30 internationally renowned industry leaders from 10 countries will be sharing their insights at the inaugural International Skyrise Greenery Conference (ISGC). The Conference is the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region that will cover not only rooftop gardens and green roofs, but also vertical green walls - a growing trend around the globe. To be held from 1 to 3 November 2010 at the National Library in Singapore,
ISGC will feature multiple award-winning experts such as Emilio Ambasz from the US, hailed as
"The Messia" of green architecture; Patrick Blanc from France, the inventor of the vertical
greenery concept; and Dr. Ken Yeang from the UK, one of the foremost designers and a
recognised authority on ecologically-responsive architecture and planning.
Please visit www.skyrisegreenery.com for more information.
Congress proceedings are available
Within 190 pages, the proceedings of the 2nd International Green Roof Congress contains contributions from the specialists, architects, planners, and installation companies demonstrating how green roofs can be safely planned and implemented today, using concrete object examples, from the simple garage greening to the 30.000 m² landscaped park. The section 'Funding support for green roofs' offers a full overview of municipal green roof support in Germany and internationally. The proceedings are available in English and German, and can be ordered for 39,80 Euro + shipping at www.greenroofworld.com.
Green Roof visions perfectly transferred
At the 2nd International Green Roof Congress in Nuertingen (25 - 27 May, 2009), architects, installers, scientists and municipal planners gave the proof that green roofs have become integral to modern urban architecture. Read the Review of the congress at www.greenroofworld.com.
From 25th to 27th May 2009, Stuttgart / Nuertingen (Germany) will become the platform for the world of green roofs. The event, which is under the patronage of the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs, is being organized by the International Green Roof Association (IGRA) and the German Roof Gardener Association (DDV). The congress programme will have a distinctively interactive style with practical workshops and green roof excursions. The congress languages are English/German (simultaneous transla-tion). More information and online registration is available at www.greenroofworld.com.
The Technical Report has supported the development of a new Living Roofs Policy in the London Plan which will promote the adoption of Living Roofs across London. The policy states that the Mayor will, and boroughs should, expect major developments to incorporate living roofs and walls where feasible. It is expected that this will include roof and wall planting to deliver a number of objectives including accessible roof space, adapting to and mitigating climate change, sustainable urban drainage, enhancing biodiversity and improved appearance. Boroughs should also encourage the use of living roofs in smaller developments and extensions where the opportunity arises. The document features several case studies and a wealth of useful information. A PDF copy of the report is available for download from the GLA web-site www.london.gov.uk and from Alumasc at www.alumasc-exteriors.co.uk.