May 15, 2014
Organizers are preparing to host the second annual Grey to Green Conference from Aug. 25-26 at the Eaton Chelsea, 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto.

Architects, planners, health professionals and developers, along with landscape architects and designers are expected to take part in the event.

The conference will focus on the economics of green infrastructure, practical solutions to the challenges of storm water and air pollution management, the urban heat island effect and increasing urban biodiversity will be addressed.
Keynote speakers include Bill Browning, one of the green building and real estate industry’s foremost thinkers and strategists, and Dr. John Howard, a professor of both Pediatrics and Medicine in the Schulich School of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario.

A panel will look at the opportunities and barriers to how the building and land-development community can adopt green infrastructure to create resilient communities. Using last year’s major flooding in Toronto, the panelists will look at how the city’s flood risk communities can be prepared to manage more frequent regulatory storm incidents.

The conference has also scheduled a long list of highly respected speakers at seminars during the conference.

Landscape Ontario is a sponsor of the event and will have a booth at the conference’s trade show.