The 2017 Grey to Green Conference: Quantifying Green Infrastructure explores the latest in performance, economic valuation, design, policy, and technology from Canada, the US, and worldwide. This interdisciplinary conference is the leading forum for designers, policy makers, manufacturers, growers, landscapers, and other green infrastructure professionals to discuss the benefits and growth of the green infrastructure industry.
Purchase the 2017 Grey to Green Conference Recordings and receive the keynote presentations and technical sessions from the speakers listed below.

This package includes the May 9th webcast broadcast, plus 1-year unlimited access to the video, audio and presentation slides from the speakers listed below.

The 2017 Grey to Green Conference Recordings are approved for up to 7 LA CES, AIA CES, Landscape Industry Certified, and Green Roof Professionals. 

Price: $59.00 CAD

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Welcome & Morning Keynote
8:30am - 9:45am

Welcome & Introductions

Jeffrey L. Bruce, GRP, FASLA, LEED, ASIC, President, Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company; Chair, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities


Herbert, Dreiseitl, Director, Ramboll Liveable Cities Lab


Tony DiGiovanni, Executive Director, Landscape Ontario


Michael Krause, Principal, Kandiyo Consulting, LLC; Chair, Green Infrastructure Foundation; Board Member, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities



Session 3 - Using Green Infrastructure to Future-Proof Our Cities
10:15am - 12:15pm

Setting Matrix and Performance Standards for Living Architecture: Updates on Living Architecture Performance Tool (LAPT) 

David Yocca, Senior Partner, Conservation Design Forum; Lois Vitt Sale, AIA, LEED Fellow, Chief Sustainability Officer, Wight & Company


Green Infrastructure for Climate Preparedness: Regenerative Capacity as Resilience Attribute

Wendi Goldsmith, Director, Center for Urban Watershed Resilience, Boston

Three Next Generation Rooftops in Illinois and Utah: Stormwater, Energy Savings and Food Production

Lois Vitt Sale, AIA, LEED Fellow, Chief Sustainability Officer, Wight & Company


Virginia Russell, Director, Landscape Architecture and Horticulture University of Cincinnati



Afternoon Keynote
1:45pm - 3:00pm


Hon. Glen Murray, MPP (Toronto Centre), Minister of the Environment and Climate Change


Exploring the Benefits and Lessons Learned of the Proposed Rail Deck Park Project through DIALOG’s “Carleton University Architectural Studio" 

Craig Applegath, Architect, PPOAA, AAA, AIBC, NSAA, FRAIC, LEED® AP, Principal, DIALOG

Exploring the Lowline - New York’s first underground park: Lessons from the Lowline Lab

Signe Nielsen, FASLA, Principal, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, P.C.


Steven Peck, Founder & President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities; Founder, Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition



Session 7 - Green Infrastructure and Urban Agriculture for Resilient Cities
3:15pm - 4:45pm

What We Learn from Brooklyn Grange: Accountability & Urban Agriculture

Yoshiki Harada, PhD candidate, Section of Horticulture, Cornell University

Food Crop Plant Trials for Green Roofs in Central Texas

Jeremy Merrill, Texas A&M University

Healthy Food for Low Income People: A Case Study on the Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre

Kathy Allan, Manager, Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre; Sonia Dhir, Senior Project Manager, Toronto and Region Conservation


Youbin Zheng, PhD., Associate Professor. School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph



Session 11 - Green Infrastructure Research and Long-Term Performance Evaluation
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Connecting the Dots: An Overview of Research in Living Architecture

Virginia Russell, Director, Landscape Architecture and Horticulture University of Cincinnati

Suspended Pavement Systems and Stormwater Management: Monitoring Results

Michael James, General Manager, DeepRoot Canada Corp.

How Green Infrastructure Stormwater Management Practices Stack Up: A Comparison of Green Infrastructure Practice Performance Based on Over 20 Years of Monitoring and Evaluation in the Greater Toronto Area

Tim Van Seters, Toronto and Region Conservation


Hamid Karimi, Deputy Director, Natural Resources Administration, Department of Energy & Environment