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CitiesAlive Call for Papers Extended to March 29, 2012

on March 22, 2012 at 3:33 pm under

Haven’t had enough time to submit your abstract yet for the 10th annual CitiesAlive?  No problem!

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities has extended the date for abstract proposals until March 29, 2012.

Held on October 17 through October 20, 2012, the greenroof and greenwall conference will be held at the Congress Plaza in Chicago, Illinois.

“Building a Legacy of Outstanding Performance is the primary theme for this year’s CitiesAlive program. A living example of legacy urban planning, Chicago has the most green roof coverage in North America. This would have been impossible without maintenance measures and performance evaluations to protect investments in green infrastructure and to build exceptional progress. The development of performance standards is integral to the growth of any industry.

The CitiesAlive conference call for paper abstracts is looking for papers that display novel ideas on the above-mentioned theme. The abstract content will be evaluated by independent multi-disciplinary volunteers on whether the submission displays innovation, presents new information or describes a new process. The credentials of the authors will be assessed along with the relevance of the paper to the overall conference theme.” ~  Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

The performance theme will be approached from three angles:

  • * Research/Technical Papers on Green Roof and Green Wall Performance (Research)
  • * Green Roof/Green Wall Design and Implementation (Design)
  • * Programs and Policies Supporting Green Roof and Green Wall Implementation (Policy)

Research Track: Paper Proposals

For the research track, papers should focus on improving costs, increasing longevity and enhancing performance characteristics through more comprehensive product testing during R&D stages.

Design and Case Studies Track: Session Proposals

The format of the design track is slightly different from past years. Instead of 3 speakers presenting 3 different presentations in one session, a team of presenters will showcase one project for the entire 90 minute session. The team will detail everything from design to installation to maintenance of the project, allowing the audience to learn from experience including failures and mistakes, in order to design, install and maintain better-performing green roofs and walls in the future.

Policy Track: Paper Proposals

Cities including Toronto, Austin and Chicago have already established performance standards for their green roof infrastructure. Performance papers from a policy point of view will focus on performance measures to ensure the success of a city’s investment in green roofs as well as studies on the economic performance benefits.

The Call for Papers is now due on Thursday, March 29, 2012! Click here to download a document with additional information and the submission form (.doc, ~1.8 MB).

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Happy greening,

~ Linda V.