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News from 2013

October 2013

- Okt. 12th: WE ARE ALSO FACEBOOK, press the button right hand

- Promotion: Cities Alive in San Franciso; with LAGIN - Meeting an exiting events; October 23-26th. 2013, including a discount for WGIN - members.

-Success of our World Green Infrastructure Congress in Nantes WGIC: In a nutshell: About 500 participants from about 30 countries joined. Many impressive Green roofs and Living Walls was be presented to the participants on field trips to Nantes “European Capital of Greenery 2013, the region and in Paris. – Thanks to Francois and his team, see some impressive pictures right hand side!

Success during the congress: Green infrastructure will become a part within the EU – politics – Karl Falkenberg, director General gives some advices. Cities can apply for practical solutions on Green infrastructure to the EU.

WGIN board member meetings in Nantes: Some results:
-The second Latin America meeting was held, following the first from Mexico City in 2010: The new Sub network under the guidance of WGIN is called now LAGIN. Next personal meeting will held in San Francisco, Joao from ATV (Brasil) and Andres from Recive (Columbia) will be organize this in details, more (link) to LAGIN.
-Decision made in Nantes: Nagoya will by our Conference location for 2015; Prof. Hajime Koshimizu and his team from the Organization for Landscape a Green infrastructure will host the the World green infrastructure conference 2015 more soon!

-Nanjing: The conference, held by IRLA, China, has had 1000 participants! Green infrastructure is mowing forward quickly in China!
-What is next: We are going to prepare The World Green Infrastructure Congress Sydney 2.-5. of September 2014, more: Green roofs Australasia, see button right hand.

September 2013

Adress of our WGIN meetings on Monday 9th:

La Cité Nantes Events Center, 5, rue de Valmy, BP 24102, 44041 NANTES Cedex 1,
FRANCE, Phone: +33 (0)2 51 88 20 00
Location: "Club de l'Atlantique", on the 1rst floor, by the lift on the left side of the hall.

10:00-12:00, Latin-American green roof Association meeting, chaired by Joao from Brazil;
13:30-18:00 WGIN meeting: localization Club de l'Atlantique
(Part I: Board member meeting; Part II: 4.00 – 6.00 pm General assembly


June 2013

Koehler (ed.)2012: “Handbuch Bauwerksbegrünung

Join the North American event of GRHC, San Francisco October 23 - 26th, 2013. Early Bird Registration is open!

The Chinese member celebrates the following event:

-17th June, “Day of the Earth” Green roof function, the example of Berlin, see RBB;

-New brochure of our member in Finland “Nordic waterproofing Oy” ; see also the new address; more;
- Thanks to Wolfgang Ansel and the IGRA team for the perfect conference in Hamburg!
- Now is the time for booking the Nantes conference in September: see the current newsletter

News May 2013

- Adivet – France is now also member in the EFB.

- The Congress in Nantes will be open now for reservation; see brochureand homepage

- A Link to the student competition during the Nantes congress:

- Exiting event in Germany: "Urban roof farming", theme in the Solar center Wietow on Friday May 10th, more:

-New Green roofs in Mexico City, watch:

-We welcome all participants to the IGRA congress in Hamburg!

-Now is the time to support our colleauges in China: Nanjing is hosting the Congress of IRLA.

- Take attention the run on the WGIN Congress in 2015 is now open. National groups can apply for that year - decision shall be done during the annual Board member meeting in Nantes!

News WGIN April/March 2013

-We welcome our new corporate member, vitaroofs, more


- China- IRLA Congress 2013: Now Date is shifted

Nanjing city council think this is the best timing for the conference during Sept 19th -- 22nd.

More: and

This means: no conflict with our GRHC-Conference in

San Francisco October 23 - 26th, 2013. Early Bird Registration will open in April, stay tuned!

  • - The virtual summit is runnig, visit: For WGIN Members of WGIN organization it is the reduced summit fee of: $39. The World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) and, is presenting: The Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 - Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design on February 12 through March 13 on the World Wide Web – a full 30 days of virtual fun!

  • - Green roof researcher have the opportunity to attend the Green Roof Research Conference 2013 in Sheffield / United Kingdom (18-19 March), WGIN Member Nigel Dunnet and Jeff Sorril frot the Green roof Centre in Sheffield are organizing this. For just £45.00 for two days, including lunches and refreshments; more

  • -The 3rd International Green Roof Congress 2013 in Hamburg / Germany (13-15 May): This event will bring together a multidisciplinary network of architects, landscape architects, town planners, green roof engineers and scientists to discuss the future of urban roofs. Hamburg is hosting at the same time International Garden Show (IGS) and the International Building Exhibition (IBA), reserve an extra day to see all this more: May 13th – 15th IGRA Congress in Hamburg, Empire Riverside Hotel Hamburg;

The registration of contribution is open: The call for paper is terminated to March 18!
Further information

Additional Information about

WCIC - Congress in Nantes:

Conference languages English and French

Simultaneous translation: YES

Price for Registration: will be announced on the Webpage: on March 26th

A reduction for WGIN – Members/Member organization: will be announced soon also on the webpage.

Registration opens: April.

More individual question address to Lacaille Marc:

January 2013 – New year new Challenges in green infrastructures:

Read the Hangzhou declaration , by 1.600 participants during the China conference.

-Some impression from the Green roof Conference in Bangalore:

Next Steps in the green roof world:

-The pre booking of the virtual summit is now open; more:

- All types of registration are open now!

- Watch the you tube opener to the virtual summit.

- more information about selected green roof projects around the world, see: thanks to


- Make your schedule for WGIN Conference in Nantes in September. more

Now it is time to sent in the abstracts to Adivet.


WGIN News – December 2012

latest changes:

New name of the Korean organization: KOGRIA.;more

A short annual report WGIN Year 2012, download

Happy New Year!

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