Conference in Vancouver dedicated to green initiatives in cities

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The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) invites all those with an interest in improving cities to experience the fusion of green and urban at the 2016 AIPH International Green City Conference and Tours.

Organised by the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA) and the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), the event takes place in Vancouver from 14 – 18 March 2016, and gives delegates a chance to see innovations in urban green infrastructure and planning on a global scale.

Delegates from across the world will learn about the importance of incorporating green design in urban development. A line-up of international speakers will share practical examples and strategies of real green cities. The goal of the conference is to equip delegates with the tools to support their local green city efforts. During the week, they will discover why urban greening is so important, how to achieve practical and affordable solutions and then experience it in action on a day and a half of tours.

Speakers from all over the world, including USA, China, Indonesia, Netherlands and Canada, will present what they are doing, share case studies and inspire delegates. For the Netherlands, Egbert Roozen, board member of and director of the VHG Association in the Netherlands, the Dutch Landscape and Garden Contractors Association, will travel to Vancouver. Roozen will bring real life examples from challenges he has faced from his experience with Green City Holland and the Floriade organization, and the green solutions that were used to overcome them.  He believes that greenery can no longer be considered for decoration only, but a contributing factor to the quality of the environment, biodiversity and human health.