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November 10, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Will you be going to Nashville this week for Green Roofs for Healthy CitiesCitiesAlive: 12th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference?

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Online registration offering a 10% discount closes tonight at 11:59 pm central time: This is your last chance to register online before walk in rates apply.  Register now.

Aramis and I will be there along with some of our contributing editors and a few hundred of our colleagues! Music City is a spectacular place to learn about new design, research, and policy from leaders in our field of green architecture – plus have a great time.

Participants will dig into the science of performance, explore the many interrelationships between energy and water, and investigate the most forward thinking designs and policies that fuel essential innovation in green building and infrastructure.

Haven Kiers and I will be presenting our fast and furious (and always fun) 2014 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design on Friday, November 14 at 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm – SESSION 6 – please come and see us.

For all the lively events, see the updated Conference Agenda.

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Did you know that if you can’t make it to Nashville you can still participate?  Register for the Live Webcast and earn up to 11.5 CEUs.  Plus, the Opening Plenary Webcast is free.

Visit http://citiesalive.org/ for more info.

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Hopefully we’ll see you in a couple of days!

~Linda V.

CitiesAlive in Nashville in 2 Weeks!

October 30, 2014 at 3:04 pm

We all know that water is fundamental to life and to green infrastructure.

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This theme is the highlight of the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities‘ (GRHC) CitiesAlive: 12th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference in lively Nashville – Music City – and it’s less than two weeks away.

Held at the beautiful brand new Omni Nashville adjacent to the Music City Center on November 12 to 15, 2014 CitiesAlive Green Roof and Wall Conference delegates will explore the many ways in which greenroofs and walls can help manage our water resources more wisely.  See the updated Conference Agenda.

Participants will dig into the science of performance, explore the many interrelationships between energy and water, and investigate the most forward thinking designs and policies that fuel essential innovation in green building and infrastructure.

CitiesAlive2014PresentedByandPartnerA few of CitiesAlive 2014‘s features:

• Net Zero Water Boot Camp: The two-day “Net Zero Water Boot Camp” program examines the connections between water and energy usage in the built environment and identifies opportunities for managing these resources more wisely, developed by GRHC and the American Society of Irrigation Consultants, with support from Ewing Irrigation, Hunter Industries and Jeffrey L Bruce and Associates.  Click here to register.

• “To Irrigate or Not to Irrigate?” – join the provocative debate featuring industry veterans Lois Vitt Sale (Not to Irrigate) and Lynda Wightman (To Irrigate), moderated by Vanessa Keitges.

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• Learn from and network with wide assortment of talented speakers in the fields of design, research, and policy.

• Take a Tour of one of Nashville’s innovative and beautiful greenroofs.

• See what’s new with industry leaders at the Trade Show.

• Have fun at the Closing Reception BBQ and Beer-o-rama at the famous Whiskey Bent Saloon.

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• Enjoy a diverse array of GRHC’s professional training courses.

• And much, much more!  Take a look at “The Top10 Things You Can Only Do in Nashville.”

Make sure to read Greenroofs.com’s July Guest Feature Article Water: The Key To Everything Green – Why water will be the topic on everyone’s mind at CitiesAlive in Nashville, Tennessee this November by Rebecca Black, Director of Business Development, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.

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If you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for?  Don’t miss the party!  Visit http://citiesalive.org/ for more info.

Please join us in Music City for some good ole southern hospitality just under two weeks!

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~ Linda V.