A conference which should be highly relevant to all building, environment and garden-related project professionals will be held twice this year in Singapore, first from the 19th to the 20th of August (2010) and from the 25th to the 26th of November.
Singapore, being a giant concrete heat sink right on the tropics, is eager to improve their environment for urban dwellers, so this topic is of great interest to them, as it should be to urban planners everywhere. The use of Green Roofs to mitigate the Urban Heat Island effect is something that should be pursued, whether government bodies, town planners, architects, developers and contractors… even educators and environmentalist should find this series of lectures and discussions of great interest, as it is one of the leading trends in the forthcoming Green Revolution.
To be held at the Hollandse Club in the Camden Road green district, they are offering an early bird special for those who register before August 12th of one additional seat for FREE! That is a S$1,380 value, the price per delegate, making it an effective 2-for1. Of course the fee covers lunches, refreshments and the course books.
Green Roofing or the use of plants for roof and sky-rise gardens is quickly growing in popularity around the world, a potent measure for mitigating heat corridors in hot climates. In these course, delegates will learn about the holistic approach to purposeful Green Rooftops, being much more than horticultural showcases, with integrated planning and innovative design they can not just save you money on cooling, but can generate revenues from agricultural proceeds.
A full panel of experts, including Dr Tan Puay Yok of the National Parks of Singapore and Dr Wong Nyuk Hien of the National University of Singapore will help you identify doable solutions and strategies to meet the functional requirements of your project and to incorporate the needs of the plants while appealing to the "green sense" of the host community.
And for an excellent read on the potential for Singapore, check out this article on GreenRoofs.com.
For more information, contact the Urban Greening Institute by phone +65 6546 5801, email [email protected] or check out their website at www.urbangreeninginstitute.com