City decision makers, planners, landscape architects and the horticulture industry are invited to attend the next International Green City Conference of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH). Leading experts in health and sustainability have been secured to speak at the conference, say the organisers, which will take place at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (MIFGS) in Melbourne, Australia on 22 March 2018 in association with Nursery Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) and Principle R&D Partner, Hort Innovation.
The conference, entitled ‘Towards a Healthy and Sustainable City’ aims to demonstrate how Green Cities are places where people want to live, how it helps them and how ‘living green’ is used to achieve this.
Presentations include how to make high density cities healthier through greening and why green space matters in the fight to prevent heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes and Alzheimers. Also, covered will be the role of green roofs and case study examples from Korea and Singapore.
High level speakers will outline the strategy for future Green Cities, including Dr. Melanie Davern from RMIT University, Melbourne; Dr. Xiaoqi Feng and Dr. Thomas Astell-Burt from University of Wollongong; Neil McCarthy, CEO of World Urban Parks; Prof. Kim Sung-Kyun of Seoul National University and Andy Kwek from Gardens by the Bay, Singapore.
Chair of the AIPH Green City Committee, Ms Karen Tambayong commented “I am delighted that AIPH can open this invitation to attend a Green City conference made up of such high calibre speakers from Australia and other countries. I look forward to a high level debate on how greening can make cities healthier and more sustainable.”
For further information and to reserve your place visit http://aiph.org/melbourne-green-city-conference/.
The event will take place during a week of AIPH activities in Melbourne. See http://aiph.org/events/melbourne/.