Held in different regions around the world, and focussing on specific aspects of urban greening, these conferences provide a forum for ornamental producers, business in the supply chain, landscape practitioners, and leading authorities to interact and learn about the latest trends and developments in the science and practice of living green in urban environments.
As the world celebrated Earth Day on 22nd April 2021 The International Association of Horticultural Producers, AIPH, was also marking the day by inspiring people to think about the successful integration of nature into the built environment. The AIPH 2021 International Green City Conference brought together a worldwide audience of professionals, organisations, city councils and government administrations to hear how international experts on greening urban spaces have met this challenge.
The AIPH International Green City Conference, held on 11th September 2019 in Beijing, gathered distinguished speakers from around the world to explain the role of plants and trees in creating clean and healthy cities. Mr Bill Hardy, Chair of the AIPH Green City Committee, welcomed conference participants, saying “Never before have our living landscapes been so important to our collective wellbeing”. The event was held as part of the 71st AIPH Annual Congress and World Ornamental Horticulture Summit 2019, Beijing. The Summit was sponsored by Pera Events, Royal FloraHolland and Dümmen Orange. FloraCulture International was an event media partner.
The central theme of this conference held in Italy was how to retrofit 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 the 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.
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.
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.
This conference focused on why access to quality green space 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.
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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.