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WEBINAR - 15.03.2021

Partners of the MOD4GRIN project cordially invite you to the presentation of the project and a discussion on how to increase the biodiversity and the amount of greenery in cities and reduce the costs of its maintenance.

There is not enough greenery in our cities and their inhabitants feel the lack of it more and more. Green roofs and walls are elements of green infrastructure in which native plant species resistant to unfavorable climatic conditions - temperature changes, drought can be used. Additionally, equipping the green infrastructure with a network of sensors, an intelligent irrigation system and powering with photovoltaics allows to reduce the expenditure related to the operation of this infrastructure. Their use may result in cost optimization in a relatively short time, not only financial, but also material and environmental. Such solutions increase the retention of rainwater, thermal insulation of buildings, improve the microclimate and aesthetics of a given place, and thus improve human well-being and the overall assessment of the quality of life in the city.


11:00 – 11:10

Welcome note – Dr. Adam Drobniak, IETU Director

11:10 – 11:30

Information about the MOD4GRIN project

Dr. Marta Pogrzeba, Associate Professor of IETU, Project Coordinator

11:30 – 11:50

Norwegian experiences on green roofs using indigenous plant species

Dr. Hans Martin Hanslin, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research

11:50 – 12:00

Discussion (Q&A session)

12:00 – 12:50

Panel of experts:

A city in symbiosis with nature – green roofs and walls

  • Dr. Marta Pogrzeba, Associate Professor of IETU – Moderator
  • Dr. Wojciech Bąba, Associate Professor of IETU, Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas
  • Dr. Justyna Gorgoń, Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas
  • M. Sc. Magdalena Biela, Urban Greenery Department in Katowice
  • Dr. Szymon Rusinowski, CommLED Solutions, Gliwice

12:50 – 13:00

Discussion (Q&A session)

Translation from Polish is provided

Panel of experts – scope

  1. The effects of climate change in the city (heat, drought, urban heat island, flooding, urban floods), amplified by adverse urban phenomena and processes, contribute to an increase in environmental hazards, and thus lower the comfort of living in the city
  2. Maintaining greenery in the city and its role as the key element in the city's adaptation to climate change
  3. Back to nature – wild plants return to the city
  4. Nature in symbiosis with innovative technologies
  5. Benefits for the urban climate and residents or costs and new difficulties for local governments


15 March 2021, 11.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m

On-line webinar

Agenda (pdf)

Registration on-line

After the registration an automatic registration confirmation will be sent to the e-mail address provided.

The day before the webinar you will receive a link to the meeting.