The Grey to Green Twin Cities Conference on Green Infrastructure will occur in the Twin Cities Region from September 30 – October 1, 2019 for the first time. The two-day conference, features keynote speakers, over 30 technical sessions, cutting edge training courses, expert tours and fantastic networking events. The Grey to Green Conference: Twin Cities will be held at the McNamara Alumni Center of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“We are pleased to come the Twin Cities to share best practices in green infrastructure policy, design, research, products and services and to learn from regional efforts,” said Steven W. Peck, GRP, Honorary ASLA, Founder and President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. “The Twin cities are known for innovation, particularly in regard to sustainable water management, a key benefit of widespread green infrastructure implementation,” he added.
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.
“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 is dealing with greater flooding and Minneapolis suffers from one of the worst Urban Heat Islands in the U.S.” he added.
The Green Infrastructure Foundation is the charitable arm of GRHC and partners with communities to shape healthy, resilient and sustainable places using green infrastructure.