2023 Research Showcase

Interested in hearing the latest and greatest in Living Infrastructure research? DesignLIFES is hosting a Research Showcase on May 12th 2023 that will include presentations from a collection of graduate students from the University of Toronto, Ryerson University and University of Saskatoon. The Showcase will take place at the University of Toronto starting at 9:00am EST and will run throughout the day. For more information or to register please contact the program coordinator, Nicole Carson, at carson.n@aquaforbeech.com

If you are an industry professional and would like to participate in our career panel, please fill out the form linked below.

Showcase Schedule

9am – 9:15IntroductionDr. Jennifer Drake
9:15 – 10amKey Note Speaker
10am – 10:30Lightning Round PresentationsS. Islam, J. Gao, N. Yu, I. Kays, N. Dayanandan
10:30 – 10:45Coffee Break
10:45 – 11amLeveraging cellular mobility data for sustainable park management to support people and natureGarland Xie
11am – 11:15Monitoring of A Productive Blue-Green Roof Using Low-Cost SensorsAfsana Alam Akhie
11:15 – 11:30Hydrologic Impacts of Detention Layers within Extensive Vegetated Roof AssembliesGiuliana Frizzi
11:30 – 11:45Biochar benefits green infrastructure: A global meta-analysis and synthesisWenxi Liao
11:45 – 1pmLunch
1pm -1:45Career Panel
1:45 – 2pmStress-gradient framework for green roofs: applications for urban agriculture and other ecosystem servicesAndres Rolhauser
2pm – 2:15Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Flood Mitigation in Canadian Urban Centers: A Review of the State of the PracticeAli Zoghi
2:15 – 2:30Coffee Break
2:30 – 2:45The effect of spatial pattern of urban green infrastructure on their ecosystem servicesLingshan Li
2:45 – 3pmInfluence of Stormwater Management Ponds on Chloride Transport to Urban Headwater StreamsHafsa Momin
3pm – 3:15Presentation AwardsJenn Drake