|Chairman:||Mr. Bill Hardy (CNLA, Canada)|
|Secretary:||Mr. Tim Briercliffe (AIPH)|
We lead global thinking on the successful integration of nature into the built environment. Through our Green City initiative we promote the essential role of plants in creating vibrant urban areas in which people and businesses can thrive. Our environment, human wellbeing, social cohesion and economies are all improved by intelligently designed green space.
We aim to develop an international standard for green cities as well as being a focal point for green city best practice and a source of expertise. Through world activities, research and marketing, and shared resources we seek to inspire people, organisations, city councils and government administrations to join this challenging movement and reap the benefits.
The benefit to ornamental growers is an increase in demand for trees and shrubs and an increased respect for the value of plants to the wellbeing of cities overall. During meetings members share Green City developments within their own countries thus providing a unique centre for international information sharing on this topic.
Green City Guidelines
AIPH was heavily involved in the publication and promotion of the Green City Guidelines.
AIPH International Green City Conference, Padova, 2018
The central theme of this conference held in Italy was how to retro-fit old cities with living green. A range of guest speakers presented innovative ideas and solutions for improving biodiversity and the health of citizens living in cities. These suggestions were supported with latest evidence and new perspectives on the benefits of living green. The conference took place on 19th September and was hosted by Flormart and supported by AIPH member ANVE. Presentations are available from the speakers:
- Prof. Valerio Morabito – Making Italian Cities Greener
- Prof. Paolo Semanzato – Green Infrastructure and Health
- Mr. Stefanio Carossio – Greening European Cities
- Prof. Bert van Duijn – Greening Buildings on the Inside
- Dr. Chiara Catalano – Increasing Urban Biodiversity through Greening
AIPH International Green City Conference, Melbourne, 2018
The conference, entitled ‘Towards a Healthy and Sustainable City’ demonstrated that Green Cities are places where people want to live, how living green can help the citizens of cities and what can be done to bring the Green City concept to life .
Presentations included 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. The role of green roofs and case study examples from Korea and Singapore were also included. Presentations can be downloaded from below:
- Ian Shears – Why Melbourne is the World’s Most Liveable City
- Melanie Davern_ AIPH Melbourne
- Neil McCarthy – Role of Parks in making people healthier
- Tony Wong – Blue-Green Integration – using living green to improve city water management
- Sung-Kyun Kim – Using Green Infrastructure to improve Seoul
- Andy Kwek – Creating and Mainaining a ‘City in a Garden’
- Matthew Dillon – Elevated Landscapes
AIPH International Green City Conference, Vancouver, 2016
The importance of ‘living green’ was brought to the attention of sixteen countries at the AIPH International Green City Conference in Vancouver. Becoming the greenest city in the world, using plants to manage stormwater threats, the implementation of greening, changing the public mindset and how buildings need to be able to ‘heal people and the benefits of a ‘Green City’, were all on the agenda. Organised by AIPH and the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA) the event was held in Vancouver, Canada on 14-18 March. Sponsored by TD and Davey Trees, it attracted delegates who are committed to greening city landscapes.
AIPH International Green City Conference, Turkey, 2016
This conference focused on why access to quality greenspace and horticultural landscapes is vital for the development of our children and the wellbeing of all city dwellers into the future. Clear conclusions were reached at this conference. The event was supported by Expo 2016 Antalya. Presentations are available from:
- Fayqa Abdulla Ashkanani
- Kelvin Kan
- Kelvin Kan video
- Mr. Pan Xiaocheng
- Nilüfer Danış
- Prof. Dr A.E. (Agnes) van den Berg
- Richard Daigneault
- Veli Ortaçeşme
AIPH International Green City Conference, London, UK, 2014
This Conference highlighted what can be achieved in terms of urban greening and why it matters so much. The conference provided help to delegates in building a case for change in this important area.