Introduction by the EUGIC Hosting Team


Urban green infrastructure – Is it worth it? Seeing and communicating its economic benefits”?
Chaired by Alice Reil, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Freiburg, Germany, Agnes Zolyomi, CEEWeb, Budapest, Hungary

The City of Vienna’s Climate Protection Programme: Field of Action C1 Town-structure & life quality
Marianne Steiner, Chief Executive Office City of Vienna, Climate Protection Programme

Markets for Green Urban Infrastructure?
Sandra Naumann, Ecologic Institute, Germany

Baubotanik: climate active design with living architecture. Concepts and techniques to integrate trees in architecture and urbanism
Dr. Ferdinand Ludwig, Baubotanik, Faculty of Architecture, University of Stuttgart, Germany

breathe.austria: the Austrian Pavillion at Expo 2015 Milan combining building and
environment for a futuristic network of people, environment and climate
Bernhard König, Markus Jeschaunig und Lisa Maria Enzenhofer, team.breathe.austria, Austria

Green City Movement: Community greening in Munich (German speaking table)
Wolfgang Heidenreich, Director, GreenCity, Germany


Green Roofs and Walls across Europe: the EFB Vision. How can Europe achieve that vision?
Chairs: Paulo Palha – Portugal, Maurizio Crasso – Italy, Pavel Dostal – Czech Republic, Gerold Steinbauer – Austria, Francois Lassalle – France

Restoration for Economic benefits – an illusion? Learning from a habitat restoration project in East Hungary and its potential for the urban environment
Péter Dezsényi, Managing Director of Deep Forest and Vegdesign, Budapest, Hungary

Creating nature based solutions for southern Europe: How to host annual mediterranean dry grassland on Green Roofs & Native Green Roofs for stormwater management in southern Europe
Chiara Catalano, Palermo University Italy, and Urban Ecology Research Group, Institute of Natural Resources, Zurich University of Applied Science Switzerland & Carolina Brandão, Biosystems Engineering, High Institute of Agronomy, University of Lisbon, Portugal

The EU [email protected] Platform and the NCFF
Strahil Christov, Policy Officer, The Economics of Ecosysems and Biodiversity, EU [email protected] Platform, European Commission

The links between CCA, UHI and reduced energy demand via Green Infrastructure
Teresa Zilch und Julia Brasche, Research Assistant, Centre for Urban Ecology & Climate Adaptation, Technical University Munich, Germany

City spatial strategies and Green Infrastructure: a case study from Vienna, focussing on compromises and synergies, quality and enhancing functionality
Antonija Bogadi, Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Planning, Technical University of Vienna Austria