Irena Niedźwiecka-FilipiakHead of the Institute of Landscape Architecture, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences
Vertical Forest Landscape Designer, Studio Laura Gatti
Architect and urbanist, Washington D.C
Dhiru A. Thadani, AIA is an architect and urbanist who has been in practice since 1980, and has worked internationally. He has been principal designer of new towns and cities, urban regeneration, neighbourhood revitalization, and infill densification.
Dhiru was born in Bombay, India and moved to Washington, D.C., in 1972 to study architecture. During his forty-six years in Washington, D.C. he has taught, practiced, and has strived to place architecture and urbanism in the public eye. Since its formation in 1993, Dhiru has been a charter member of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), and served as Task Force Chair and Board Member from 1997 to 2013.
In 2016 he was elected to be Vice President of Membership and Treasurer for the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP). In 2015 he was appointed to the inaugural CNU College of Fellows, and received the International Society of City and Regional Planners’ Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the recipient of the 2011 Seaside Prize, an award given for significant contributions to the quality and character of communities. In 2001 he was a Knight Foundation Community Builder Fellow.
Dhiru is the author of The Language of Towns and Cities: A Visual Dictionary, published by Rizzoli in 2010, and co-editor of Leon Krier: The Architecture of Community published by Island Press in 2009. Thadani’s latest endeavor, Visions of Seaside: Foundations / Evolution / Imagination / Built & Unbuilt Architecture, was published by Rizzoli in September 2013
Polytechnic University of Madrid, President and Founder of PRONATUR
Professor Dr. Julian Briz has been researching and lecturing for more than three decades at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, with special attention to market research and socioeconomic affaires, dealing with the governance of local policies, publishing articles, books and directing PhD thesis and research projects.
He is President and Founder of PRONATUR, the Spanish Society for Green Cities. As a passionateperson about urban farming, years ago he founded the Observatory of Urban Agriculture in Spain, with regular meetings for discussing the main problems and potential solutions of urban farming, in the Foro Agrario framework.
As active member of the Board of Directors in WGIN has participated in the international congress since 2009 and edited several books in English and Spanish as Naturacion Urbana (1999), Green cities in the World (2014, 2015), Agricultura Urbana Integral(2015), Vertical Urban Agriculture (2018) and Multifunctional Urban Green Infrastructure (2019).
Since 2017 he is a member of the European Federation of Green Roof Associations (EFB).
As a researcher he has participated in national and international projects about green urban infrastructures, has been involved in regular courses on urban agriculture and more recently (2018) in a Masive Online Open Course (MOOC) about “Naturacion Urbana” (Green Urban Infrastructure). Also he has been director of PhD and Ms Thesis about the topic.
At the moment he is involved in the development of a Living Lab on Urban Farming with basic research for green houses in terraces and recycling gases from central heating stations.
Head of the Institute of Landscape Architecture, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences
Irena Niedźwiecka-Filipiak is an architect with specialty in landscape architecture. Since 2014 she has been leading the team developing the project of the optimal layout design for the green infrastructure within the borders of the Wrocław Functional Area and its implementation principles and guidelines. The work was commissioned by the Institute for Territorial Development. Besides that for over 20 years she has been conducting research into rural transformations in Poland . Professor at Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences. Since 2010 head of the Institute of Landscape Architecture and head of the Unit for Rural Landscape Protection and Management WUELS. President of the Association of Polish Landscape Architects since 2016.
President of the European Federation of Green Roof Associations (EFB)
Though he has a particular interest in biodiversity and urban nature, his work in the built environment is focused on climate resilience and the promotion of greener cities through multi-functional green infrastructure. He has recently been an externa advisor to the Greening Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2030 project
A recognised designer, technical and policy advisor on green roofs and urban green infrastructure., has worked on GI Projects in the UK for the last 20 years. Some of these are recognised as seminal projects, especially in London through his consultancy firm Green Infrastructure Consultancy [GIC]. In 2018 he was an expert advisor to the Greening Riyadh 2030 project.
He has also a published author and has been instrumental in writing strategic reports on green roofs and green infrastructure. He has also been a TV presenter, and a recognised speaker at conferences and events around the world.
President World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN)
Professor Köhler will give an ordered lecture under the title “Green roofs and Green walls as basic elements of Green buildings”.
Founder of the Green Roof Research Center at the Univ. of Applied Sciences in Neubrandenburg. Main interest in Green infrastructure research, related to Green roofs, living walls and indoor greening.
Since 2014: DETAO Master, (Shanghai, China).
About 180 scientific publications. Most with focus on green roofs, living walls or indoor greening.
Heiko SchmidtProject Manager at BuGG (German Green Roof Assocation) - Bundesverband GebäudeGrün. e.V. - Berlin | Vice President of European Federation of Green Roofs & Walls
Project Manager at BuGG (German Green Roof Assocation) – Bundesverband GebäudeGrün. e.V. – Berlin | Vice President of European Federation of Green Roofs & Walls
Heiko Schmidt has a background in business management
marketing, market research, international business & management
Started his career in export sales with a German company busy with smart homes, but switched into the green sector by conviction and passion for nature and environment.
Since 2012 active in the green roof sector, as well in export sales before joining BuGG.
At BuGG responsible for market resarch and market report on roof and building greening, acquisition of sponsor and member relations, international requests and affiliations.
Kiev University of Life and Environmental Sciences
Prof. Petro Lakyda finished his Candidate of Agricultural Sciences (PhD) thesis at the Ukrainian Agricultural Academy (1986) in field of Forest mensuration and forest inventory. His scientific activities on live biomass productivity of Ukrainian forests continued afterwards, resulting in defense of Doctor of Agricultural Sciences thesis at the National Agricultural University of Ukraine (1997). Currently he is a director of Education and Research Institute of Forestry and Landscape Park Management at the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine. Prof. Petro Lakyda is a leader of the scientific school and team, which participated in multiple state-funded and international scientific projects. He is an expert in research fields of forest mensuration and forest inventory, bioproductivity of forests, quantification of their ecosystem services, assessing energy potential of forests.
Modelling forests growth, productivity and bioproductivity with relation to climate change, ascertaining response of forest ecosystems on environmental changes. Research and quantification of forests ecosystems services with application of modern technologies.Creation of a database of field empirical data of live aboveground biomass (over 700 sample plots) for the main forest forming tree species of Ukraine.
Managing Partner at GreenVille
Ing. Pavel Dostal has been working in the Czech Green Roof Association since its founding in 2013. He participates in the Association’s projects, is a speaker, author and co-author of several articles and publications and represents the Association at national and international events. Pavel Dostal also runs a green roof installation company GreenVille.
Polytechnic University of Madrid and Director at PRONATUR
Has been Associate Professor at the Technical University of Madrid and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the itdUPM. Shealso belongs to the Board of Directors of PRONATUR.
As active member of WGIN and EFB has participated in the international congress since 2009 and edited several books in English and Spanish as “Naturación Urbana” (1999), “Green cities in the World” (2014, 2015), “Agricultura Urbana Integral”(2015), “Vertical Urban Agriculture” (2018) and “Multifunctional Green Urban Infrastructures”(2019).
She has directed a great number of cooperation projects in America, Asia and Africa, and as a researcher she has participated in national and international projects about green urban infrastructures and has been involved in regular courses on urban agriculture and more recently (2018) in a Masive Online Open Course (MOOC) about “Green Cities”. Also she has been director of PhD and Ms Thesis about the urban agriculture topic.
Shanghai Jiaotong University
The researches of Professor Wang mainly focus on the maintenance and construction of extensive green roofs, the mechanism of hydrodynamic equilibrium in different types of green roofs, plant tolerance to environmental stresses (drought, heat, heavy metals), centipedegrass breeding for the eco-maintenance turf. Professor Wang is executive director at Turfgrass Institute of Shanghai Jiaotong University. He published over 50 research articles in international referred journals and released “civil” centipedegrass for low-maintenance greenroofs and “Fairway” centipedegrass for high quality sports fields. He also serves as the Board of Directors in World Green Infrastructure Network, International Turfgrass Society, Vice Directors in Chinese Turfgrass Committee, Chinese Green roof and Building Energy Conservation Committee.
Owner, J&R Design Build inc.
President of Institute of Parks and Recreation, Singapore
Maria Boey is a Planner, Architect, Urban Designer and Landscape Designer.
She is Past Exco member of Singapore Institute of Planners and Landscape Architects.
She worked 27 years in planning, design and implementation of comprehensive developments of Public Housing and Towns of Housing & Development Board, a statutory Board for public housing and Town Development. For 14 years in Surbana International Consultant Pte. Ltd. as Vice President designing and implementation of landscape in Public Housing Developments and Parks.As a Team member in both Offices, she has won many local and International Awards for Planning and design of Tampines and Pasir Ris Town Towns and landscape Projects.
She will trace how Roof Gardens, Vertical Green Wall & Community Gardens are evolved in Singapore from a Garden City to “A Bioplihic City in the Garden”.
Some Awards -Winning Roof Gardens, Vertical Green Walls & Community Gardens examples will be shown.
Singapore has taken measures to meet the challenges of Storm and Urban Water Management, Climate Change and Sustainable Urban Planning as well.
President Portuguese Green Roof Association ANCV
Graduated in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD),Vila-Real/Portugal, Paulo Palha has always worked in the field of landscaping and nature based solutions for cities, being currently the CEO of the company “Neoturf – Espaços Verdes Lda” (www.neoturf.pt) and founder of company Landlab Lda(www.landlab.pt). With more than 400 landscape projects and 150 green roof projects, he develops research and work on green roofs since he was a graduate student, and he is currently developing projects/construction in Portugal and abroad. Due to his expertise in green roofs, he is often invited to conduct training courses on green roofs in different parts of the country and abroad. He was the founder, and actual board President, of ANCV(Portuguese Green Roofs Association, www.greenroofs.pt). In this context, we highlight the coordination of the working group for the first technical guide for the design, construction and maintenance of green roofs, and more recently the authorship and coordination of the Porto’s fifth façade project (http://greenroofs.pt/pt/pqap), an internationally recognized project, and awarded at the international conference “Green Infrastructure: Nature Based Solutions for Sustainable and Resilient Cities” held in Orvieto, in 2017, Italy.
He is very active on the issues of the EFB – European Federation of Green Roof Associations and the World Green Infrastructure Network.He is frequently invited to take courses / classes at various universities, conferences and juries, nationally and internationally. Throughout his career he has won numerous national and international awards.
Istanbul University-Cerrahapasa Landscape Architecture Department
Dr Mert Eksi is a landscape architect and associate professor at the IUC Landscape Architecture Department. He is the founder and coordinator of Istanbul University Green Roof Research Project in Istanbul, Turkeysince 2010. In 2013 he worked as a visiting scholar in Michigan State University Department of Horticulture Green Roof Research Program for a year under supervision of Prof. Dr Brad Rowe for his postdoctoral studies. His research focused on experimental green roof studies including stormwater management, plant selection, growing media characteristics, energy balance and urban agriculture potential of green roofs.
Owner of Deep Forest company
Owner and CEO of Deep Forest Landscaping in Budapest.
Former lecture at BOKU (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Wien), InstitutfürIngenieurbiologie und Landschaftsbau.
President of the Hungarian Green Roof and Green Wall Association.
Built and designed more than 200.000 m2 green roofs in Hungary.
MSc. Horticulturist, Szent Istvan Budapest
MBA Budapest University of Technology and Economics (in process)
Green roof specialist, contractor and designer, urban green infrastructure consultant.
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Katarzyna Chrobak is an urban planner with practical experience, currently a Ph.D. student in architecture andspatial managementat the Wrocław University of Science and Technology.
Her main areas of research interests focus on application of analytic methods and decision support tools in the process of urban planning and development. She currentlyconducts research on transitions in suburban areas with the usage of simulation models. Her work involves also climate change science, especially adaptation in urban areas.
Architect at Hebeisen + Vatter Architekten
Maria graduated from master’s studies in architecture in 2010, at the Technical University in Wroclaw, Poland. Her diploma project won the first price in the “Concrete Architecture Competition 2010”. In 2011 she finished master’s in industrial design at Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan, where, afterwards, she worked as a designer.
In 2012 Maria moved to Bern to complete a one-year apprenticeship at the architectural firm “Ernst Gerber Architekten + Planer AG”. During the apprenticeship she won two architectural competitions. In 2013 she started to work as architect in “Hebeisen-Vatter Architekten AG” in Bern, where she was involved in all steps required to complete architectural projects. Her current work at the company is to lead a construction site. Meanwhile, she has done post-graduate studies – CAS Projektmanagment Bau at the Luzerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
After global ecological protests, Maria has realized that designing green architecture would be her contribution to save our planet. She is now focusing on finding the best solutions to design buildings integrated with nature.
Warsaw University of Life Sciences – Department of Landscape Architecture
I am a landscape architect, assistant professor at the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. In my research I deal with the assessment of the structure of various forms of afforestation in urbanized and open areas, in a spatial, cultural and natural context.
My research concerns in particular the construction of tree stands (spatial structure, age structure of trees, species structure) in adaptation to specific functions, including collision at the interface of technical infrastructure and tree vegetation. I am also interested in issues related to the construction, functioning and care of green roofs. In this respect, I am particularly interested in the aspect of water retention and vegetation maintenance.
I belong to the Polish Dendrological Society (PTD), the Polish Green Roofs Association (PSDZ) and the Association of Polish Architects (SARP) – Landscape Architecture Section.
Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences
Łukasz is a landscape architect and researcher, and lecturer at the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Institute of Landscape Architecture, Poland.
His work is focused on post-military landscapes preservation, heritage protection and sustainable development of these areas in relation to climate change.
He is a member of the The Commission on Military Buildings and Structures of the Polish National Committee of International Council on Monuments and Sites ICOMOS-POLAND
Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences
Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences
Poznan University of Technology
Assistant at the Faculty of Architecture of the Poznań University of Technology. Graduate in 2011, in 2015 heobtained his doctorate at the same faculty. During his career he took part in designing public, office, industrial and residential buildings in several architectural studiosin Poznań.2011-2015 assistant designer at Studio M architectural studio, 2015-2017 architect in ELD Poland. 2017-2018 employedin the municipal urban design studio (Miejska Pracownia Urbanistyczna) in Poznań.
Wrocław University of Science and Technology
M.Sc., urban planner andPh.D. Student of Architecture and Spatial Management at the Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Science and Technology. Co-author of dozens of local spatial development plansin the Lower Silesia and Greater Poland Voivodships. Awarded by the Minister of Infrastructure for his engineering thesis and distinguished by the Society of Polish Town Planners in Wrocławas well as the Mayor of Wrocławfor his MA thesis.He is investigating the phenomenon of locating tall buildings in intensively urbanized areas in Poland in relation to contemporaryEuropeansettlement processes.He is focused on issues such as spatial policy, sustainable development, greenery systems in the spatial structure of cities and spatial analysis in the GIS environment.
Poznan University of Technology
Izabela Piklikiewicz-Kęsicka Msc Eng. Arch. is a researcher and lecturer at Poznan University of Technology faculty of Architecture. Apart from researcher work, she is also involved in architectural design. While working as an architect, she had the opportunity to experience several space of creative architectural workplaces in a practical way. At that time, using the possibilities of scientific tools, she questioned the direction of the development of Polish workplace architecture.
Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences
Ewa Burszta-Adamiak, PhD, DSc, Assoc. Prof.; PhD DSc in environmental engineering (Wrocław University of Science and Technology). Currently an associate professor at Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences at the Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy. Her main expertise is analysis of the applicability and functioning (quantity and quality assesments) of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) in urban areas, with particular emphasis on studies of the hydrological performance of green roofs. She is the author or co-author of over 100 scientific papers and the content editor of the technical guidelines “Good Practices – principles for the sustainable management of storm water from road surfaces” and “DAFA DZ 1.01 Guidelines for the design, performance and maintenance of green roofs – guidelines for green roofs”. A member of the Association of Water and Reclamation Engineers and Technicians. Polish Federation of Engineering Associations. (SITWM-NOT) and the Polish Green Roof Association (PSDZ) which in 2009-2011 was the president. The organizer and participant of many workshops and conferences in the field of stormwater management in terms of adaptation to climate changes and water resource management for sustainable development of urban and rural areas.
On the last day of our conference we will show you green roofs and living walls in Wroclaw. Of course, it is impossible to see all of them, but we can promise you will not be boring. During visiting every place we will give you a lot of interesting information. This will be also great opportunity to become acquainted technical information. Or maybe you are interesting in something else? You will be able to ask any question!
After that we invite you to Wojslawice Arboretum where besides beautiful plants (that you can use for green roofs and living walls)
a homely meal will be waiting for you.
Sending summaries (papers and posters) by 30.04.2019
Acceptance of sent abstracts by 30.05.19
Sending the presentation to 31/08/19
Speakers may submit their articles for publication in a book published by the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences.
The articles that will be accepted by the publishing house may be chapters of a book published by Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group).
Polish Green Roof Association”
Pl. Grunwaldzki nr 24A
50 – 363 Wrocław