Here we present you the speakers of the World Congress 2017. For further information about the speaker and the content of the lecture, please click on the name or the title of the lecture.

Speaker of the World Green Infrastructure Congress 2017



Auböck, Prof. DI Maria
Auböck + Kárász  Landscape Architects

  • June 21st, 2017
    • Architecture - Projects - Best Practice:
      "Rooftop design - examples from Vienna and Munich" (en) (together with Kárász, Mag. János)


Betzler, Dr. Florian



Blanc, Patrick
Botanist and the inventor of the Vertical Garden (Mur Végétal)

  • June 20th, 2017
    • Case studies worldwide:
      "Mur vegetal – living walls" (en)


Bornholdt, Dr. Hanna
Ministry of Environment and Energy Hamburg



Brenneisen, Dr. Stephan
Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW



Briz, Prof. Dr. Julian
President of PRONATUR, Madrid



Falkenberg, Karl
European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC)



Grimm, Karl
Austrian Association for Landscape Planning and Landscape Architecture (ÖGLA)



Herfort, Susanne
Institute of Agricultural and Urban Ecological Projects - Humboldt-University Berlin (IASP)

  • June 20th, 2017
    • Funding and other financial Inscentives - Strategies for Building Greenup:
      "Förderungen von Dach- und Fassadenbegrünungen in Deutschland. Aktueller Stand. Möglichkeiten. Ausblick" (de)


Kárász, Mag. János
Auböck + Kárász  Landscape Architects

  • June 21st, 2017
    • Architecture - Projects - Best Practice:
      "Rooftop design - examples from Vienna and Munich" (en) (together with Auböck, Prof. DI Maria)




Köhler, Prof. Dr. Manfred
President of World Green Infrastructure Networks (WGIN)



Krupka, Bernd W.
Landscape architect, consultant

  • June 21st, 2017
    • Maintenance and Care:
      "Sustainable maintenance and care of green roofs to preserve functionality and biodiversity" (de)


Lehmann, Dr. Burkhardt
Institute of building and environment e.V.



Matzinger, Dr. Andreas
Berlin Centre of Competence for Water gGmbH

  • June 20th, 2017
    • Rainwatermanagement:
      "Integrated planning of stormwater measures based on their multiple effects – results of the KURAS project" (de or en)


Neumann, Prof. Klaus
Landscape architect, consultant

  • June 20th, 2017
    • Framework Conditions - Policies:
      "Planning and building regulations of green buildings in the urban land-use planning" (de)


Peck, Steven
President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC)



Pfoser, Dr.-Ing. Nicole
Architect - Technical University Darmstadt 



Rudolphi, Prof. Alexander
DGNB President



Scharf, DI Bernhard
Technical Director Green4cities GmbH



Specht, Katrin
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)

  • June 21st, 2017
    • Architecture - Projects - Best Practice:
      "“Zero-acreage farming (ZFarming)” – Potentials of roofs, facades and set-aside buildings for urban food production" (en)

(c) FH Münster/
Wilfried Gerharz


Uhl, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mathias
Institute of urban hydrology and water management

  • June 20th, 2017
    • Rainwatermanagement:
      "Urban Water Balance as an objective of Water Sensitive Urban Design" (de)


Ulreich, Mag. Hans-Jörg
Business owner of Ulreich Bauträger GmbH

  • June 21st, 2017
    • Architecture - Projects - Best Practice:
      "Ein zartes Pflänzchen – overview of green buildings in Vienna" (de)


Velazquez, Linda S.
Publisher & Design Consultant of Greenroofs.com