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Bienvenue au World Green Infrastructure Congress a NANTES !

L’effort constant de quelques acteurs depuis les annees 90 et celui de l’ADIVET, associes a une prise de conscience grandissante des enjeux environnementaux, a abouti a ce que la France devienne un des premiers marches mondiaux en ce qui concerne la vegetalisation des toitures. La vegetalisation des facades, de son cote, a pris son essor dans notre pays et se repand, au travers de toutes sortes de techniques, sur tous les continents, de Santiago du Chili a Sydney en passant par Mumbay.
Compte tenu de ce dynamisme innovateur, economique et technologique, c’est logiquement que le World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) a confie a l’ADIVET le soin d’organiser en France l’evenement professionnel mondial de l’annee 2013 pour le secteur.
La ville de Nantes, designee ≪ Capitale verte europeenne ≫ en 2013, associee a la Region des Pays de la Loire, qui abrite un pole mondial de competitivite du vegetal, s’est imposee naturellement pour accueillir ce Congres.
La vocation de celui-ci est de dresser un etat des connaissances, de permettre la confrontation de pratiques, la genese de collaborations : ensemble pour creer une dynamique positive au profit de la vegetalisation des infrastructures. Il s’agit par la meme aussi de donner des outils aux decideurs pour favoriser l’emergence d’une ville qui se reapproprie la nature.
Dans cette perspective, le programme de ce congres a l’ambition de federer tous les acteurs du paysage, de l’urbanisme et de la construction, futurs professionnels, professionnels ≪ debutants ≫ (une journee de formation leur est proposee ) et professionnels experimentes.
Avec un programme dedie aux decideurs publics et prives, un programme scientifique de haute volee, une approche concrete des problematiques (deux jours de visites terrain) tous nous nous retrouverons pour apprendre, debattre et echanger autour d’une vision partagee du bati vegetalise et la ville nature. A bientot donc !!!

The constant effort of a few stakeholder from the 90s and the one of ADIVET, combined with a growing awareness of environmental issues, has led France became a leading global markets regarding the green roofing.The greening of facades, for its part, took its rise in our country and spreads, through a variety of techniques, on all continents, from Santiago to Sydney via Mumbai.
Considering the innovative dynamism, economic and technological, it’s logical that the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) has entrusted to ADIVET the task of organizing in France the profesionnal worl event of 2013 for the sector.
The city of Nantes, designated “European Green Capital” in 2013, combined with the Region des Pays de la Loire, which houses a global hub of competitive vegetation, came naturally to host this Congress.
The purpose of it is to make a state of knowledge, to allow confrontation of practices, the genesis of collaborations : together to create a positive dynamic in favor of greening infrastructure. It is also provide tools for decision-maker to foster the emergence of a city that appropriates nature.
In this perspective, the program of this congress ambitions to unite all stakeholders landscape, urban planning and construction, future professionals, “beginners” professionals (one day training is offered to them) and experienced professionals.
With a program dedicated to public and private decision-makers, a scientific program of the highest caliber and a practical approach of issues (two day of field visits), all we’ll meet to learn, discuss and exchange views around a shared vision of the greened assembly and the city nature. See you soon !!
Francois Lassalle, President du Comite de pilotage

Agradezco WGIN y Adivet para encomendarle la mision del Presidente del Comite Cientifico y un programa que reune a representantes de alto nivel de todos los componentes de ambientalizacion disciplinario de la ciudad y el edificio
– Como se muestra en congresos, seminarios y conferencias sobre el tema, los programas de investigacion en el area estan aumentando, el conocimiento se refina. Y hay mucho por hacer. Debido a este riesgo, los programas de apoyo de equipos multidisciplinarios, financiados con fondos publicos, a menudo en asociacion con otras companias u organizaciones, como en Francia ADIVET, incluida la inversion en I + D es importante.
El Congreso de Nantes reflejara la emocion que combina actores publicos y privados cientifico y tecnologico a nivel mundial. Se debatira sobre la ecologizacion de los edificios de la ciudad en todas sus dimensiones (humana, politica, tecnica, artistica) y constituyen una herramienta de desarrollo real para infrastuctures revegetacion.
La conferencia permitira a todos los interesados ??a acceder a los ultimos trabajos sobre el tema, sus experiencias, generar colaboraciones y alianzas para avanzar en la investigacion y la innovacion
Esta reunion es una senal de progreso que no se debe perder.

I thank WGIN & ADIVET for recommending the mission of the President of the Scientific Committee as well as the program that brings together high-level representatives of any disciplinary components of the city and the building.
– As shown in congress, seminars and conferences on the subject, research programs in this area are increasing, knowledge is refined. And there is much to do. Because of the risk, support programs of multidisciplinary teams, financed by public funds, often in partnership with other companies or organizations, as ADIVET in France; as well as investments in R&D are important.
The Congress of Nantes will reflect the emotion that unites public and private stakeholder in the area of science and technology. The ecological aspect of the building of the city in all its dimensions (human, political, technical and artistic) will be discussed and they represent a real development tool for infrastructures and greening.
The conference will allow all interested parties to access to the latest work on the subject, experiences and to establish collaborations and partnerships to advance research and innovation.
This meeting is a sign of progress which should not be missed.
Julian Briz, President du Comite scientifique

Ich danke Adivet und Frankreich, den WGIC 2013 zu veranstalten. Adivet ist ein aktives Mitglied des WGIN, und fordert seit Jahren die Gebaude-begrunung erfolgreich.
Frankreich ist ein wichtiger Akteur in der Welt mit ihren Programmen fur Forschung, innovative Unternehmen ihre Entwicklungspotential.
Nantes ist eine Grune Metropole in Europa, der Titel, European Green City 2013“ druckt das aus. Gaste sind in Nantes willkommen!
Mit diesem Kongress wird die Gebaudebegrunung in Europa und in der Welt weiter gefordert.
Der Kongress in Nantes wird, ahnlich den vorangegangenen Veranstaltungen eine Breitenwirkung fur mehr Grun in den Stadten bringen. Synergie zwischen Natur und Gebauden ist ein Weg, neue Architektur zu fordern.
Der Congress in Nantes ist ein, Muss“ fur Gebaudebegruner weltweit.
I thank ADIVET and France to host the 2013 WGIC. The ADIVET is an active member of WGIN, which successfully promotes the greening of the building for years. France is a major stakeholder in the world with its research programs, its innovative companies and a remarkable development potential.
The choice of Nantes, European Green Capital 2013, as host city will certainly seduce the participants of the congress. Welcome to our guests to Nantes!
I am convinced that through this congress, the greening infrastructures will further extend in France, in Europe and around the world, because like the previous editions have shown, this event will have a knock-on effect on decision-makers to bring more green in cities. I think the synergy between nature and building is a way to tomorrow’s architecture.
I welcome all industry players for this unmissable event.