Aug. 22 2019 12:00 AM

The two-day conference will cover water quality, climate change adaptation, workforce development and many other green infrastructure topics.

The Grey to Green Conference on Green Infrastructure will be held in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota) Region from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, 2019, for the first time. The two-day conference features keynote speakers, over 30 technical sessions, training courses, expert tours and networking events.

The Grey to Green Conference: Twin Cities will be held at the McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota. The conference agenda and registration are open.

"We are pleased to come to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul to share best practices in green infrastructure policy, design, research, products and services and to learn from regional efforts,” says Steven W. Peck, GRP, honorary ASLA member and founder and president of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.

“The Twin Cities are known for innovation, particularly in regard to sustainable water management, a key benefit of widespread green infrastructure implementation,” added Peck.

“At the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi, St. Paul and Minneapolis have a unique opportunity to address important issues such as water quality, climate change adaptation, workforce development and urban resiliency with green infrastructure technology,” says Michael Krause, co-chair of the Conference Advisory Committee and co-founder of the Green Infrastructure Foundation.

“The effects of climate change are already greatly affecting the region,” added Krause. “The Twin Cities are dealing with greater flooding and Minneapolis suffers from one of the worst urban heat islands in the U.S.” For more information, visit www.greytogreenconference.org

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is a North American industry association for the green roof and wall industry. www.greenroofs.org

The Green Infrastructure Foundation is the charitable arm of GRHC and partners with communities to shape healthy, resilient and sustainable places using green infrastructure. www.greeninfrastructurefoundation.org