Scandinavian Green Infrastructure Association

SGIA drives the re-naturing of Scandinavian cities together with members and other partners by showing the value of sustainable green infrastructure. Together we are dissolving the paradigm of building grey, and establishing a new resilient collaboration with nature.


The association was formed in 2001 with the objective to create a network for research at Augustenborg Botanical Roof Garden i Malmö, which opened to the public the same year 2001. In order to organize the activities at the roof garden, the association later formed the Scandinavian Green Roof Institute (SGRI) which today still manage study tours, courses and seminars at the roof garden.

How SGIA operates

SGIA has built the bridge for Scandinavian developers dedicated to the development of resilient green infrastructure by creating a platform for sharing knowledge, gaining inspiration and collaboration. SGIA is working actively to guide the development of Scandinavian cities towards liveable cities through the process of re-naturing urban areas and by doing so, accomplishing benefits for both nature, people and the economy.

With the network and platform of the organization, SGIA supplies the professional building community with credible evidence based information regarding building integrated vegetation technology as well as related policy and technical guidelines. SGIA also serves the professional community with outlook and inspirational visionary examples within the scope of the organization.

The SGIA Board


Tobias Emilsson
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Tanja Hasselmark Mason
Board member


Anne Mette Weng
Board member
Nature Impact A/S

Per Malmos
Board member
Zinco A/S


Bent Braskerud
Board member
City of Oslo

Jonas Vevatne
Board member
City of Asker


Taina Suonio
Board member
Rosling Manor Gardens

Antti Auvinen
Board member
City of Vantaa

Marja Mesimäki