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Canopy: Lessons from Abroad

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European Bier Cafe and Aer Rooftop Bar

120 Exhibition Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Canopy: Melbourne's Green Roof Forum brings together people to share their passion, ideas and experience greening our cities through green roofs, walls and other green urban infrastructure.

Join us on the rooftop to hear about two international examples of greening and a local project that draws inspiration from abroad. From vertical parks in Brazil, to Canadian urban diversity this Canopy is one not to be missed.

Our speakers for the night:

Rodrigo Rocha – 90º Movement, São Paolo, Brazil

Currently living in Melbourne, Rodrigo works as an architect at Earth House Australia and Olnee Constructions. Rodrigo will discuss his work with 90º Movement, which has been responsible for many vertical gardens and a vertical park corridor in one of the greyest areas of São Paolo. Rodrigo has extensive experience designing green roofs and vertical gardens, with a focus on contemporary architecture that retains strong social and environmental qualities.

Kelly Hertzog City of Melbourne

Kelly is an Urban Forester working in the Urban Sustainability Branch at the City of Melbourne. With a background in social science and experience working in green infrastructure and water sensitive urban design, Kelly is passionate about connecting people with nature and re-injecting nature into our cities. Kelly will talk about the City of Melbourne’s newly-launched Urban Forest Fund, which provides financial support for new greening projects across the city. Drawing inspiration from other cities around the world, the Fund sets out to encourage public-private partnerships for delivering green infrastructure.

Scott MacIvor Urban Ecology Lab, University of Toronto Scarborough

Dr. Scott MacIvor is an Assistant Professor of Urban Ecology in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He is interested in plants and pollinators in cities and more broadly, the biodiversity and ecosystem functioning of green infrastructure, including public and private gardens, parks, and green roofs. Scott is also a researcher at the Green Roof Innovation Testing (GRIT) lab at the University of Toronto in the faculty of Landscape Architecture. Scott will give a talk on his work building urban biodiversity using Toronto's Green Roof Bylaw and Construction Standard.

Followed by questions and networking



FAQs

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The venue is located off Exhibition Street, right in the city- public transport or cycling is your best bet. There is also a pay car park on Little Collins Street.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, we have a maximum number of people who can attend the event but we don't mind who the attendees are. If you cannot attend, please cancel your tickets in Eventbrite so others can.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we can check with just your name and don't want to waste paper.

Is dinner provided?

Finger food will be available to snack on. Drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.

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