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‘Urban Greening For Clean and Healthy Cities’ Announced as Title for This Year’s AIPH International Green City Conference

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), organiser of the annual International Green City Conference, have announced that this year’s event, set to take place on 11th September 2019 in Beijing, is titled ‘Urban Greening for Clean and Healthy Cities’.

The AIPH International Green City Conference will be held as the first-day event of the World Ornamental Horticulture Summit taking place in the Yanqing District of Beijing from 11th – 13th September 2019. The conference will feature prominent speakers from China and around the world to share knowledge and experience of Green City policies and strategies with a particular focus on the effective use of plants in reducing air pollution.

Keynote speaker and distinguished professor of Beijing Forestry University, Xinxiao Yu, will present findings from his extensive research which evidence the vital role of plants in the function of reducing air pollution. Revealed by his most recent major scientific research projects, Professor Xinxiao Yu will also offer a detailed study of the forest control function of PM2.5 and other particles.

Ms Chen Guifen, Deputy Mayor of Yanqing District Government, also joins the speaker line-up. Ms Chen will discuss her key role in realising ecological advancement through a range of strategies such as creating a National Forest City and promoting high-quality green development.

Referencing AIPH Green City Guidelines, AIPH’s Technical Advisor and conference speaker, Dr Audrey Gerber will demonstrate the crucial role of plants in reducing air pollution; report on best practice in urban greening policies; and present examples of the implementation of such policies. Further speakers will contribute to the topic of reducing air pollution through urban greening and provide examples of major urban greening projects.

The AIPH International Green City Conference will form part of the 71st AIPH Annual Congress programme and takes place alongside the AIPH approved international horticultural exhibition ‘Expo 2019 Beijing’. The conference provides a unique opportunity to unite key decision makers, policy developers and city planners with landscape architects and horticulturalists.

Held annually, the conference aims to advance the ‘AIPH Green City’ – an initiative that promotes the essential role of plants in creating vibrant and healthy urban environments. The AIPH Green City Guidelines (downloadable from the AIPH website) provide an evidence base for the numerous benefits of urban greening (including the reduction of air pollution) and for advocating the ‘AIPH Green City’.

Delegates may attend the AIPH International Green City Conference as a stand-alone event or as a registered full programme delegate of the World Ornamental Horticulture Summit or 71st AIPH Annual Congress. For more details and the online registration link, visit the event page. Delegates must book by Tuesday 13th August 2019.


Rachel Wakefield

Communications Executive and Associate Editor
United Kingdom

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