WEBINAR Mod4Grin – Mitigating the effects of climate change in the city – self-sustainable, smart module for city green infrastructure, 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 are becoming to feel the lack of it more and more often. Green roofs and walls are elements of green infrastructure in which native plant species resistant to unfavourable climatic conditions such as temperature changes or droughts can be used, enriching the local biodiversity. Additionally, getting the green infrastructure equipped with a network of sensors, an intelligent irrigation system and powering with photovoltaics allow to reduce the expenditures related to the operation of this infrastructure. Their use may, in a relatively short time, result in optimisation of costs, not only financial, but also material and environmental. Such solutions increase the retention of rainwater, thermal insulation of buildings, improve the microclimate and the 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 – Piotr Cofałka, Deputy Director for Research and Development, IETU
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)


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

Agenda (pdf)


15 March 2021, 11.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m
The meeting will be held on the ZOOM platform. Translation from Polish will be provide.

Registration on-line


After registration, participants will receive an automatic online registration confirmation.
Link to the meeting will be sent the day before the webinar.


Mod4Grin project webside

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