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News: November 2012

-November 26th-28th 2012, Bangalore, India,

IGIN, Green Infrastructure Conference

The final agenda

The biggest number of participants at a Green roof congress ever. The World Green infrastructure conference in Hangzhou had about 1600 participant! Congratulation to IRLA our Chinese member organization. The thanks are addressed to Prof. Wang Xianmin and his team. All foreigners enjoyed the perfect work done by main team members of IRLA: congratulation to Lisa and William.

Many impression and a raw-picture with nearly the half of the participants on you can find in the people picture section (link).

New members:

Welcome to new members: Sempergreen as our new corporate member!
As new individual national members we welcome: Ho Wei Weng, Singapore,
and from Hongkong: Prof. CY. Jim

Virtual summit:

Now is the time to prepare the contribution to the Virtual summit! WGIN and are partner in organizing this event together. It will take place January 2013.

Companies are invited to prepare their own boost in the summit. Contact to Information sheet .

The call for Nantes, our event in September 2013 is open; Adivet (France) is preparing the details for next year congress now! More, visit our webpage and the Webpage of Adivet.

WGIN working groups; WGIN activities includes currently 13 working groups. These are good as activists are doing the work on behalf of our aims. You are invited to become part of the busy side of our network.

Yours, Manfred Köhler, WGIN president

WGIN News – October 2012

WGIN is proud to welcome the corporate member "Sempergreen"! From the Netherlands to many places in the World Sempergreen green roofs and living walls can be found (more details: web page.

The WGIN Event 2012: WGIC Nantes; 9.-13 –September; organized by ADIVET, more,

See you all in Hangzhou, the annual WGIN general assembly take place in: Xingde Hall in Hangzhou Taixuhu Holiday Hotel. Oct 24th from 14:00 - 16:00 board member meeting, 16.00 – 18.00 hrs general assembly:

WGIN News – September 2012

Busy time Green roof time in 2012 starts after summer vacation again – some information at a glance:

Important: Visa regulation for China; please start early to apply for China Visa if you like to participate in the Hangzhou - Congress - it takes several days!


-Green roofs – 2.0 – the next levels of green roofs; (see my contribution – on August 31 in Berlin – Workshop) (pdf)

- Nuremberg Trade show with contributions on living walls technologies; see; the announcements;

We welcome guests from CUGE, Singapore and our partner organization IGIN from Bangalore, (Announcement german, - Englisch). The BGL event on September 13th please register (German – English translation service is available – the participation is free of charge) please register german / english

BGL-Announcement: Living Walls: Vertical Gardens – The Green Future!

GaLaBau Conference III "Living Walls: Vertical Gardens – The Green Future!" (from 1.30 to 3 p.m. on 13 September 2012). Gardens all over the world are taking on a new dimension and increasingly "growing" upwards. Green cities are attracting attention with planted facades – such large "wall pictures" of plants on buildings create unusual atmospheres. Vertical gardens develop new spaces and provide living green impulses for sustainable urban development.

Green improves the quality of life – green has future. Vertical greening becomes a new habitat for flora and fauna. Living walls protect facades against environmental effects, increase the heat insulation of buildings and improve the microclimate – in short, the "front gardens" of the future are enjoying a meteoric career!

Professor Dr. Manfred Köhler presents "Living walls – the new dimension for facade greening". Speaker Teva Raj Palanisamy from Singapore shows attractive examples of "Greened facades and vertical gardens in Singapore". Hema Kumar from Bangalore (India) explains useful information on "The green wall – structural engineering challenges". Andreas Schulte speaks on "Living walls capturing the city – function and system of a new kind of facade greening".

- The World green infrastructure Congress in Hangzhou; it is time to book – please take attention to the national visa regulation on travels to China!

- Virtual summit 2012/2013: WGIN and are working together on the preparation of the next Virtual summit- next time more details!

3: Urban Biodiversity and Climate Change; Adaptation and Mitigation, October 8 - 12th, 2012 Mumbai, India


WGIN - News - June 2012

It is time to register for Bangalore, Hangzhou, Chicago, Copenhagen.
See the upcomming Living wall events during the Nuremberg Trade show organized by BGL on September 13th.

New adresses of our corporate members in Finland;
- updates of the board of directors in Colombia;
- IGIN, Bangalore become a national India Organization.
Guggenheim lab goes green roof in Berlin: see:

WGIN - News - May 2012

Now it is the right time to book the events for the second half year 2012; make your choice:
November 2012, Bangalore, India, IGIN, Green Infrastructure Conference (IGIN – India is organizing)

- October, 22-26th Hangzhou, China: The WGIN World Green Infrastructure Congress, details:

- October 24th; The 5. FBB Symposium on vertical greening in Germany. More.<


-September, 19.-21th CIRIA Green roof Congress Copenhagen (Green roof Ambassador Dorthe Rømø is hosting Green roof guests world wide.

-September, 11.-15th The Nuremberg Fair, the largest fair of all types of landscaping products world wide. Visit the presentation by the FLH all the days at Hall 6: presentation given by all German Universities in Landscaping technologies. Also the BGL conference/side event on: “Vertical greening Europe meets Asia” including presentations by CUGE, Singapore and IGIN Bangalore, Mr. Hemakumar. Save the date on this: it is Thursday, 13th, (responsible organizer: Dr. Michael Henze, BGL).

-August 25th, Berlin, Green roof conference, Berlin Water supplier, location will be announced.

-August 16-17th, (UMC, Maryland, USA), Mid-Atlantic Green Roof Science and Technology Symposium

-May 23th: Green roof Conference in La Rochelle, France; more: - but not only green roofs – France companies are leading in vertical greening systems.

-April 16th – 18th: Helsinki “Rethinking Urban Sustainability – Ecosystem services as Treasures for the Future”HENVI Science Days 2012, Information, Green roof related themes on Monday: (This was successful, now several phd are on the way to find the right green roof solutions for Finland, main focus on water retention and biodiversity.

February 2012

Welcome to Yael Stav our Individual national member from Israel, see some information and on that page more about the Green roof symposium Israel on March 20s, 2012

January 2012: Welcome in 2012!

WGIN has now 13 Activity – Working Groups; Virtual summit; Membership relation and Quality management of products are the latest – see the contact persons.

-Congresses, Seminars and national events; many activities are coming in 2012; One of the first will be 10th Annual Green roof Seminar in Ditzingen.

-Register also for China, our World green roof Congress in Hangzhou this year, more; direct contact to the team with Erica and William Wie (direct email).

-Did you know: there is a free data base about US green roofs: now there are listet 1,298 Projects with about 2.720.914 m² (Thanks to Linda for this).


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