Grey to Green: A Conference on the Economics of Green Infrastructure, Focusing on Health will take place in Toronto on Aug. 25 to 26, 2014. This two-day conference focuses on the health benefits of green infrastructure—for the economy, ecosystem and community. Grey to Green will bring together leading edge thinkers and doers across a diverse range of fields, which will reveal the intersection of health and green infrastructure protection and development.
Designers, engineers, policy makers, developers, utility managers, conservationists, healthcare professionals, horticulturalists, contractors, urban farmers and academics all share important opportunities to advance the social, economic and ecosystem health of communities by utilizing living green infrastructure such as urban forests, green roofs and walls, bioswales, rain gardens, meadowlands and wetlands. Grey to Green will bring to light many of the important scientific, design, economic and policy advancements in the green infrastructure field.