CitiesAlive 2011 Call for Paper and Poster Abstracts

March 14, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Yes, it’s time once again to submit your paper and poster abstracts for the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities  (GRHC) CitiesAlive Green Roof & Wall Conference and Trade Show.

GRHC is pleased to be working with the  City of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society  as co-hosts for  CitiesAlive, the 9th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference to be held this year in Philadelphia, PA  from November 29 to December 3, 2011.

“Philadelphia is taking a leading green approach to storm water management through the use of green infrastructure, making water the primary theme for this year’s conference. As a secondary theme, for the first time ever, we will be focusing on indoor greening, where the effects of indoor living plants, walls and atria will be discussed with regard to design, and the science of health and productivity among other things. Our third theme for the conference focuses on residential green infrastructure where interesting residential green roof projects and economic models will be highlighted.” ~ Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

GRHC says they are looking for papers that display novel ideas on the above mentioned themes.   The abstract content will be evaluated by independent multi-disciplinary volunteers for innovation, new information or description of  a new process.   The credentials of the authors will be assessed along with the relevance on the paper to the overall conference themes.   The paper abstracts must also fall into one of three categories:   Programs and Policies to Support Green Roofs and Green Walls, Green Roof / Green Wall Design and Implementation or Research/Technical Papers on Green Roof and Green Wall Performance.

All applications are due by Friday, April 15, 2011.   For more information click here  for the Word doc or email GRHC’s Luna Ghose at

Haven and I will be submitting our abstract for our 5th installment of our “Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design“- hopefully we’ll be accepted again, and we’ll see you there!

~ Linda V.