It’s not too late to be early!
CitiesAlive Conference // September 18-21, 2017 // Seattle
Join colleagues at the most engaging green infrastructure conference this year. Technical sessions and keynote speakers will highlight the latest in green infrastructure policy, design and economics – you won’t want to miss this!
Presented by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, now in our 15th year, we invite you to attend the CitiesAlive Conference held on September 18, 19 & 20 to see over 50 green infrastructure experts speak, attend training courses to enhance your career, and tour Seattle’s finest green infrastructure projects.
See the full conference agenda here. Register for your CitiesAlive experience here.
Take advantage of our early bird rates and see the following green infrastructure expert speakers:
THE HUMAN FACTOR
Kathleen Wolf, Ph. D., Research Social Scientist, University of Washington
Dr. Wolf is a Research Social Scientist at UW and a research associate with the US Forest Service Pacific NW Research Station focused on Urban Forestry and
Stewardship. Since receiving her Ph.D. from University of Michigan, Dr. Wolf’s research has focused on the human dimensions of urban forestry and ecosystems.
THE ART OF INTEGRATING BLUE, GREEN AND SOCIAL
Herbert Dreiseitl, Director, Ramboll Liveable Cities Lab
What is livability in today’s context and how can we achieve this in dense urban spaces? Blue-green infrastructure will become a necessity as a survival and success strategy for Cities faced with the challenges of climate change and urbanization. This presentation talks about how to implement these technologies for liveable cities, using the example of innovative and award-winning blue-green infrastructure projects, including Bishan Park in Singapore, Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, and Queens Botanical Garden in New York.
BREAKING GROUND WITH BIOPHILIC DESIGN
Bill Browning, BED Colorado University, MSRED MIT, Hon. AIA, LEED AP
One of the green building and real estate industry’s foremost thinkers and strategists, and an advocate for sustainable design solutions at all levels of business, government, and civil society. Early in his career, Bill built Buckminster Fuller’s last experimental structure. In 2006, he cofounded Terrapin Bright Green LLC an environmental strategies research and consulting firm. Browning’s clients include Disney, New Songdo City, Lucasfilm, Google, Bank of America, the White House, and the Sydney 2000 Olympic Village. Browning is a founding board member of USGBC. In addition to consulting, Bill writes and lectures widely on sustainable design and building practices. He is a co-author of Green Development: Integrating Ecology and Real Estate; A Primer on Sustainable Building; Greening the Building and the Bottom Line; Biophilic Design; The Economics of Biophilia; Midcentury (un)Modern; and 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design.
SHAPING OUR CITIES
Mami Hara, General Manager / CEO, Seattle Public Utilities
She is an executive and planner committed to advancing equitable and sustainable cities and regions through collaboration and strategic investment. She has led management and policy coordination of a renowned public utility and the direction of an international design and planning firm.In her public sector and private practice roles, Mami has guided planning and implementation of award-winning green infrastructure, economic development, sustainability, and waterfront programs across the United States. In those efforts she has advanced sustainable land and water management practices through cultivating leaders, partnerships, participation, planning and knowledge sharing.
We will be recognizing the late Stephen Kellert, forefather of biophilic design.
“One of the greatest challenges of our age is how to live in compatible and even harmonious relations to the natural world. Living architecture represents an important step in the direction of reconciling people and nature in the modern built environment…”
Yale Professor of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Founding Partner + Consultant for Biological Capital
Attending CitiesAlive? Enhance your professional practice with these educational opportunities:
All courses will be taking place Monday, September 18th at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel:
- Green Roof Design & Installation
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
- Advanced Green Roof Maintenance
Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm
- Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture
Time: 8:30am – 12:00pm
- Green Walls Design 101 (New)
Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm
- Stormwater Workshop
Time: 8:30pm – 12:00pm
- Biophilic Design Workshop
Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Learn more about these comprehensive courses here.
All training courses are approved for CEUs by AIA, BOMA, LA CES, APLD, RCI and GRP
Exclusive Green Infrastructure Tours!
This year at CitiesAlive join us as we explore green roofs, rooftop gardens, LID projects and sustainable buildings with our expert guides. Tours include:
Wednesday, September 20 at 3:00pm – 6:00pm:
- The Bertschi School
- UpGarden P-Patch Community Garden
Thursday, September 21 at 9:00am – 12:00pm:
- Amazon Campus Green Roof Visual Tour
- Bellevue City Hall Green Roof Tour
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Green Roof Tour
- Bullitt Center Tour
- Freeway Park Tour
- High Point Community Tour
3:00pm – 6:00pm:
- Etera Mount Vernon Site Tour
Fantastic Networking Opportunities
Mingle with international and local Green Infrastructure experts and catch up with colleagues at the CitiesAlive Evening Reception on September 18th from 8:30pm – 11:30pm at the Seattle Aquarium.
Tickets are included with all conference registrations. A la carte registration is available for only $49.
Register by September 7 and Save $50!
Register now as rates increase 10% at the door! Can’t attend CitiesAlive? Order the conference recording here to check out what you missed afterwards.
To register visit citiesalive.org
~ Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC)
GRHC’s mission is to increase the awareness of the economic, social and environmental benefits of green roofs and green walls, and other forms of living architecture through education, advocacy, professional development and celebrations of excellence.
Visit www.greenroofs.org for more information.
Contact Steven Peck, GRHC founder and president at firstname.lastname@example.org and 416-971-4494 x 233.