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Grey to Green Conference
Date: 8/25/2014 - 8/26/2014
Type: Events
Location(s):
Ontario
Description:

Building on the success of Grey to Green: A Conference on the Economics of Green Infrastructure in 2013, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is now planning Grey to Green for 2014. This two-day conference focuses on the health benefits of green infrastructure - for our economy, our ecosystem and our community. Grey to Green will bring together leading edge thinkers and doers across a diverse range of fields which reveal the intersection of health and green infrastructure protection and development.

The growing body of knowledge presented at Grey to Green will help to break down the artificial barriers between planning and design and human health and well being. Important advancements have occurred recently in our scientific understanding of the important role that these technologies play, particularly in urban regions, regarding the maintenance of our physical and mental health. Designing without nature can have serious and long lasting negative impacts on human and ecosystem health, and our local and regional economy. The conference will address how green infrastructure can positively impact our health and the health of our communities.

Grey to Green, located in the heart of downtown Toronto, will feature unbelievable project tours, presentations from over 75 experts in the field of green infrastructure, training courses and fantastic networking opportunities. It is an event not to be missed!