Early Bird Deadlines for CitiesAlive in San Francisco Extended to Friday, July 26, 2013!

July 23, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Have you registered yet for the 2013 CitiesAlive Conference?  The Early Bird Registration and Trade Show Deadlines have been extended to this Friday, July 26, 2013 – don’t miss your opportunity to save up to $300!

GRHC: 2013 CitiesAlive in San Francisco

Held on October 23 -26 in beautiful San Francisco, the 2013 CitiesAlive theme is Securing Urban Resiliency with Living Architecture: Food – Water – Energy

CitiesAlive offers a unique opportunity to explore how we can design buildings and communities focused on resiliency, using innovative tools such as living architecture. In light of extreme weather we must ensure that we are securing urban resiliency in our cities. People must have access to clean water, and secure energy and food. 

New: The CitiesAlive Student Design Challenge has been launched! Students can win cash and Vectorworks licences. Click here for details and to enter today.” ~ Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC)

CitiesAlive 2013 Speakers

CitiesAlive Highlights:

• Panel on resiliency with visionary designers including Eric Corey Freed (organicARCHITECT) and Peter Busby (Perkins+Will)

• Opening plenary exploring the San Francisco TransBay Terminal, with leaders such as Harlan L. Kelly Jr. (San Francisco Public Utilities Commission) and Adam Greenspan (PWP Landscape Architecture)

• Over 95 speakers exploring how green infrastructure is a key solution in creating resilient urban spaces, with a strong focus
on food, water, and energy

• Nightlife and delegate reception at the phenomenal California Academy of Sciences

• And much, much more

Tell GRHC how living architecture can help us build more resilient cities, and you could win a free delegate pass to CitiesAlive.

Read the CitiesAlive 4-page center spread in the new issue of the Living Architecture Monitor: the Business Case issue.

Register Now.

Please visit citiesalive.org for more info or contact conference@greenroofs.org.

See you in the beautiful City by the Bay?  Although always a pleasure and one of my favorite cities in the world, I’m sure it will be awesome in the fall.  CitiesAlive 2013 is not to be missed!

~ Linda V., ASLA, LEED AP, GRP

July 19: Early Bird Deadlines for CitiesAlive in San Francisco!

July 11, 2013 at 7:59 am

Planning for conferences is so much fun, right?  Well, it’s a lot more fun when you can save up to $200!

GRHC: 2013 CitiesAlive in San Francisco

Held on October 23 -26 in beautiful San Francisco, the 2013 CitiesAlive theme is Securing Urban Resiliency with Living Architecture: Food – Water – Energy


“The 2013 CitiesAlive conference is a unique opportunity for the green roof and wall industry to gain insight into the leading culture and philosophy of innovation in the San Francisco Bay Area. Delegates will be exposed to the Bay Area entrepreneurial mindset and discover new and enlightened ways of approaching their enterprise as well as professional and industry development. Conversely, the conference presents an opportunity for the leaders of the green roof and wall industry to ignite the San Francisco Bay Area to becoming a global leader in green roof and wall technology and development.” ~ Paul Kephart, Executive Director, Rana Creek


California Academy of Sciences Living Roof by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Rana Creek Living Architecture, and many more; Photo: California Academy of Sciences.

CitiesAlive Registration

Here are just a few benefits to registering early and attending:

– Save $200 on the Best Price Delegate Package or Delegate Pass with registration on/before July 19, 2013.
– Earn 14.75 credit units toward your GRP accreditation
– Attend a delegate reception at the world famous Academy of Sciences with an unforgettable green roof designed by Renzo Piano
– Eric Corey Freed, well known for his thought-leadership in organic architecture, will lead a discussion with other experts (including Peter Busby from Perkins + Will) on the role of green roofs and walls in securing urban resiliency
– Expert panel discussion on TransBay Terminal development, an ambitious project in the heart of San Francisco that integrates green walls and roofs for the highest levels of sustainability


Trade Show Booth

And, if you’re considering exhibiting here, consider this:

Sign up by the deadline to save $300 on the cost of a 10′ by 10′ booth.  San Francisco is a growing hub of green infrastructure technology, and with a host of new topics being presented at the conference (including solar, wind, and cool roof systems), the range of trade show attendees will be bigger and better than ever before.  For more information or to register for a booth, please contact Rebecca Black, Director of Business Development, at rblack@greenroofs.org or 416.535.2586.

As a GRP myself, you know I’ll be there along with many colleagues!  Please visit citiesalive.org for more info.

~ Linda V.