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Program launch for Grey to Green Conference

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is pleased to launch the program for Grey to Green: A Conference Exploring the Economics of Local and Regional Food Systems and Resilience on June 1-2, 2015 in Toronto.  Grey to Green features the cutting edge of design and policy practice, and will showcase more than 50 leading thinkers and doers across a diverse range of fields which reveal many dimensions of architecture, agriculture and our food system. The multi-disciplinary program is packed with fantastic project case studies, useful designs, business models and analytical tools.

William McDonough + Partners has championed food production as a component in a sustainable vision for the planet. Keynote speaker Roger Schickedantz, Director and Architect at William McDonough + Partners, will profile a variety of paradigmatic projects that include rooftop food production at varying scales, ranging from experimental hydroponic greenhouses to a commercially viable 80,000 sq. ft. production facility.

Eric Corey Freed, vice president, International Living Future Institute will deliver a keynote address in which you will discover how the threat of climate change is already affecting your business. 

Professional training courses offered as part of the Grey to Green Conference include: Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture; Green Walls 101: Systems Overview and Design; Green Infrastructure: Policies, Performance and Projects; Integrated Water Management for Buildings and Sites; Integrated Water Management for Buildings and Sites III: Water Storage and Cisterns; and a new soil workshop developed by Compost Canada.

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