Don’t Miss CitiesAlive 2018 NYC in September – Green Infrastructure: Designing the Future of Resilience

September 7, 2018 at 4:08 pm

Don't Miss CitiesAlive 2018

CitiesAlive is a Forum for Innovation and Solutions to Urban Challenges

What is the future of our city regions?  Will they be unbearably hot and regularly flooded by intense rains and high tides?  Will they be increasingly unhealthy and more divided between ‘us and them’?  Will there be a lack of green space and job opportunities?

Brought to you by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, CitiesAlive provides green infrastructure solutions to urban challenges by bringing together designers, researchers, contractors, manufacturers, and policymakers.

Discover how to shape a healthier, more resilient future in NYC this September in just over two weeks.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Welcomes Outstanding Keynote Speakers

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Opening Plenary & Keynote Speakers
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Susannah C. Drake: Susannah C. Drake, FASLA, RA, RLA is the founding principal of DLANDstudio Architecture + Landscape Architecture pllc. As an architect and landscape architect, Susannah specializes in complex projects that require a synthesized, analytical, and research-based approach.  DLANDstudio’s recent projects include The QueensWay Metropolitan Hub, Public Media Commons in St. Louis, Missouri, “A New Urban Ground” for MoMA’s Rising Currents project, BQGreen, and Gowanus Canal Sponge Park™.

Alan Steel: Alan Steel, President & CEO, New York Convention Center Operating Corporation Javits Center, will outline the remarkable transformation of New York’s largest convention center into a model of sustainability and wildlife sanctuary.  Along with its 6.75-acre green roof, the Javits Center has reduced its energy consumption by 26% and become a unique home to 26 bird species, five bat species and thousands of honey bees.  Listen to Alan as he walks through the challenges, results and impact of sustainable building in a dense urban environment and shares his exciting plans for the future of one of New York’s most iconic facilities.

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The massive Javits Center green roof.

Rafael Espinal: A lifelong resident of Brooklyn, Rafael L. Espinal Jr. is the Council Member for the 37th district, proudly serving the vibrant communities of Bushwick, Brownsville, Cypress Hills and East New York.  Council Member Espinal is committed to finding consumer solutions to environmental problems and ensuring New York City remain a leader in sustainability.  He has introduced legislation related to banning plastic bottles in city parks and beaches, expanding access to urban agriculture and mandating green roofs.

Morning Plenary & Keynote Speakers
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
8:30 am – 9:30 am

Laura Starr: Laura Starr is Founding Principal of Starr Whitehouse, a landscape architecture and planning firm.  Former President of the American Society of Landscape Architects’ New York Chapter, she has created resilient design solutions for New York City for over 25 years.  Her latest contributions to strengthen the city are ‘The Big U’ and ‘East Harlem Resiliency Study’ projects.  To make the best decisions for the entire community, Laura has engaged them in deciphering the perfect methodology to build ‘The Big U’ project that will create a disaster-resilient city.

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Via Verde green columns.

Fernando Ortiz Monasterio: Fernando Ortiz Monasterio is Director General, Verde Vertical.  Known as one of Latin America’s best Sustainable Architects, Fernando Ortiz Monasterio has made it his mission to green Mexico City.  He has pushed the boundaries of green infrastructure innovation to lead his city to a sustainable future. Through his project ‘Via Verde’ Fernando and his team at Verde Vertical are installing and maintaining over 1,000 green columns with over 2 million plants in Mexico City’s Beltway expressway.

Morning Plenary & Keynote Speaker
Thursday, September 27, 2018
9:30 am – 10:30 am

Dr. Ken Yeang: Ken Yeang is Principal Hamzah & Yeang, an architect, planner and ecologist.  He is best known for his signature green architecture and masterplanning, differentiated from other green architects by their authentic ecology-based approach and distinctive green aesthetic and green performance beyond conventional rating systems.  Ken Yeang will share the connection between ecology and architecture and why it is critical in addressing urban challenges of the 21st century.  In his presentation, discover projects that seamlessly blend the built and natural environment and explore concepts like biophilic design and skyrise greening.

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To learn more about all of the keynotes, visit citiesalive.org/keynotes.

Don’t Miss CitiesAlive 2018 Events

In addition to a fantastic lineup of speakers, CitiesAlive also offers networking events, training courses, local tours, and a trade show.

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CitiesAlive 2018 and Agritecture are proud to present Sunset Sips: The Rooftop Farm Mixer at the world’s leading rooftop, Brooklyn Grange Farm.  Join us on Thursday, September 27th for an evening filled with local beer and wine, hors d’oeuvres, a tour of the farm and incredible views of Manhattan at dusk.  Let’s come together to celebrate the part you play in the Living Architecture and Urban Agriculture sector!  CitiesAlive delegates receive a discounted ticket price but the event is open for anyone to attend.

And, don’t miss the Land8 Happy Hour on Tuesday evening and the Sightseeing Social on the Hudson on Wednesday evening!

Learn more at citiesalive.org/events.

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The Green Infrastructure Foundation will conduct two new trainings at CitiesAlive this year, Valuing the Benefits of Green Infrastructure and Living Architecture Performance Tool Workshop.  Get insights on the various benefits a rooftop urban farm has to offer as well as the conditions that can lead to a success project at the Introduction to Urban Agriculture Training.  Other training courses include Green Walls 101, Advanced Green Roof Maintenance and Green Roof Design and Installation.  Learn more at citiesalive.org/training.

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The Irish Hunger Memorial green roof.

Explore local green infrastructure projects in NYC by taking one of the guided tours.  CitiesAlive offers various exclusive tours like Friends of the High Line Walking Tour, World Trade Center Liberty Park Green Wall Tour and Irish Hunger Memorial Tour.  For more information on tours visit citiesalive.org/tours.

Don’t Miss CitiesAlive 2018 Trade Show

Join your colleagues at the CitiesAlive Trade Show to visit over 40 booths and engage with experts:

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Learn about modular green roof systems, stormwater monitoring and sensors, engineered soils, irrigation systems, waterproofing, green wall systems, green infrastructure financing, urban farming and more!  The CitiesAlive Trade Show is open from the evening of September 25th to the afternoon of September 27th showcasing the latest and greatest technologies, products and services.

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

All programming and the trade show take place at the stunning New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Stay close to the action and take advantage of the special room rate for CitiesAlive attendees, only $309 USD per night if you book before the 12th of September!  Visit citiesalive.org/venue for details on how to reserve your room!

Don’t Miss CitiesAlive 2018 in NYC

With so much to offer the green roof and green wall professional, don’t miss CitiesAlive 2018 in Brooklyn –register today!

Don't Miss CitiesAlive 2018

For more information on speakers, events, and the venue visit citiesalive.org

CitiesAlive Conference is approved for 11.5 HSW CEUs by ASLA, 11.5 GRP CEUs by GRHC and 15 RCI CEHs and is pending approval for up to 11 Continuing Education / Professional Development Hours by AIA CES, BOMI, APLD and RCI.

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~ Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC)

Don't Miss CitiesAlive 2018

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities’ 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 speck@greenroofs.org and 416-971-4494 x 233.

Registration Is Now Open for CitiesAlive 2018 in NYC!

June 5, 2018 at 2:48 pm

Registration Is Now Open for CitiesAlive 2018 in NYC

CitiesAlive is a Forum for Innovation and Solutions to Urban Challenges

What is the future of our city regions?  Will they be unbearably hot and regularly flooded by intense rains and high tides?  Will they be increasingly unhealthy and more divided between ‘us and them’?  Will there be a lack of green space and job opportunities?

Brought to you by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, CitiesAlive provides green infrastructure solutions to urban challenges by bringing together designers, researchers, contractors, manufacturers, and policymakers.  Discover how to shape a healthier, more resilient future in NYC this September.

Registration Is Now Open for CitiesAlive 2018 in NYC

Register before June 29, 2018 to save at Citiesalive.org!

Registration Is Now Open for CitiesAlive 2018 in NYC

On September 25 CitiesAlive is hosting an Emerging Professionals Day.  Comprehensive training courses offer recent graduates the opportunity to enhance their skills and industry professionals the chance to earn CEUs.  Courses such as Green Roof Design & installation, Advanced Green Roof Maintenance, Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture, and Green Walls 101 offer the most up to date technical information taught by subject matter experts.

In the evening, attend the CitiesAlive Opening Plenary and Reception.  Rafael Espinal, New York City District 37 Council Member, and Alan Steel, President and CEO of the Javits Center, will discuss the future of green roof implementation and policy in New York City.

Registration Is Now Open for CitiesAlive 2018 in NYC

After the Opening Plenary, join attendees on the trade show floor for the Opening Reception.  Enjoy food and drink while connecting with old colleagues and meeting emerging professionals.  Following the reception, LAND8 is hosting an emerging professional happy hour at Kings Beer Hall.  The event is free to attend, but CitiesAlive registrants receive drink tickets.  For those not attending CitiesAlive, there will be a cash bar.

Kings Beer Hall offers over 30 international draft beers and a growing selection of domestic and imported in cans and bottles.  The bar has a pool table, air hockey, beer pong and other arcade games because there is no better ice-breaker than some healthy competition.

On Wednesday, September 26, the Morning Plenary and Keynote will discuss critical green infrastructure investments that will protect New York City as extreme weather events become more common.  The over 80 expert speakers in the technical sessions explore topics like flood management, biodiversity, biophilic design, urban agriculture, vertical forests, coastal greening, green finance, new performance metrics, advancements in green infrastructure policy and regulations, and new research findings.  Engage in an open discussion with industry leaders in new interactive sessions.  Green roof and wall designers, contractors, waterproofing experts and urban agriculture innovators tell all and answer questions from the audience.

Registration Is Now Open for CitiesAlive 2018 in NYC

Following a reception on the trade show floor attend the Sightseeing Social on the Hudson, a scenic cruise organized by the 2018 Local Host Committee.  Soak in views of Lower Manhattan and Lady Liberty from the water while enjoying delicious food and bottomless drinks.  CitiesAlive delegates receive a discounted ticket price to the event.

On Thursday, September 27, attend the Morning Keynote and technical sessions.  Outstanding projects will be recognized during the Awards of Excellence Ceremony.  The CitiesAlive Closing Reception will be held at Brooklyn Grange in partnership with Agritecture.  Enjoy delicious locally sourced food, and drinks on the famous Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm!

Guided Tours

On Friday, September 28, explore the best green infrastructure projects in New York City by taking part in one of the many CitiesAlive guided tours!  Explore the expertly designed new Etsy Headquarters in Brooklyn.  The office is a biophilic masterpiece prioritizing employee comfort.  The space features over 11,000 plants and a unique rainwater harvesting system for irrigation.

Registration Is Now Open for CitiesAlive 2018 in NYC

The Javits Convention Center boasts the second largest green roof of its kind in the United States.  Take a tour of the iconic structure and learn about a host of sustainable upgrades that have helped to reduce its energy consumption by more than 25% and transform it into a sanctuary for 26 bird species, five bat species and thousands of honey bees.  (They harvest their own honey, too!)

All tours are guided by experts from the design team and offer exclusive insight into the project.  For more information on tours visit citiesalive.org/tours/.

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

All programming and the trade show take place at the stunning New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.  Stay close to the action and take advantage of the special room rate for CitiesAlive attendees, only $309 USD per night!

Registration Is Now Open for CitiesAlive 2018 in NYC

Early Bird Registration Is Now Open for CitiesAlive 2018 in NYC

Don’t miss the Early Bird Registration by June 29, 2018.

For more information on speakers, events, and the venue visit citiesalive.org

CitiesAlive Conference is pending approval for up to 11 Continuing Education / Professional Development Hours by LA CES, AIA CES, BOMI, APLD and RCI.

 

~ Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC)

Registration Is Now Open for CitiesAlive 2018 in NYC

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 speck@greenroofs.org and 416-971-4494 x 233.

Discover Toronto’s First Vertical Forest, a 21-Acre Roof Park and More at Grey to Green 2018

May 3, 2018 at 2:02 pm

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Discover More at Grey to Green 2018

Brought to you by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, the Grey to Green 2018 Conference in Toronto will highlight some of the latest advancements in green infrastructure design, research, and policy.  With content ranging from local to international, you will gain insight into the practices of leading industry professionals who are changing the way we design our cities.

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Grey to Green commences with a FREE public forum on May 15th at Toronto Metro Hall to discuss Designing Future Cities with Green Infrastructure.  Discover a concept that will transform the Bloor Viaduct into a “Living Bridge” complete with individual housing suites, restaurants, hotels as well as pedestrian and bike paths; explore the viability behind the proposed 21-acre park in downtown Toronto that would be built overtop of the rail corridor and discuss new policy developments that facilitate green infrastructure investment in Ontario.

An Expert Line-up

On Wednesday May 16th, the technical sessions will showcase a lineup of speakers that are leading the way for green infrastructure innovation, adoption, and widespread implementation.  With over 50 expert speakers and two keynote panels, Grey to Green is the premier event for connecting with actors driving the green infrastructure industry.

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On May 16th, attend the Policy Roundtable, Creating a Better Policy Environment to Intensity Green Infrastructure Application.  Dr. Hamid Karimi will discuss Washington, DC’s innovative stormwater retention credit trading system where property owners buy and sell credits on the open market; John Mackenzie will share opportunities for greater collaboration between provincial and municipal policy; and Steven Peck will reveal the new Living Architecture Performance Tool for green roofs and green walls.

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The Afternoon Keynote features Craig Applegath, Founding Principal of DIALOG’s Toronto Studio, who will present Addressing Climate Change through Green Infrastructure; Paul Kephart, Principal, Ecologist and Designer at Rana Creek Design, shares details on San Francisco’s new Transbay Terminal Center Rooftop Park and the JNBY Headquarters Rooftop Tea Production in Hangzhou, China; and Brian Brisbin, Principal at Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects, reveals the plans for Toronto’s First Vertical Forest.

Technical Sessions, Training & Tours

Technical Sessions focus on a variety of green infrastructure applications including biophilic design, urban agriculture, stormwater monitoring, dynamic landscapes and new this year, In the Design Studio with sessions.

For more information check out the Agenda here!

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Grey to Green will also feature a variety of training courses on May 15th such as Biophilic Design, Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture, Green Roof Design & Installation and Green Walls 101.  To top off the event we have also curated an array of tours to highlight Toronto’s outstanding green infrastructure projects.  Explore the connection between green infrastructure and healthcare on the Healthy Hospitals Tour, get your boots dirty with a bus tour of the Gro-Bark mulch production facility, and learn from green wall experts Laura Kennedy and Mitch Cowburn of Nedlaw Living Walls on the Green Wall Walking Tour.

See the Training Courses here and Tours here!

Grey to Green Conference // greytogreenconference.org
Green Infrastructure: Jobs, Health & Community Resilience

Grey to Green Conference is pending approval for up to 7.5 Continuing Education / Professional Development Hours by LA CES, AIA CES, BOMI, APLD and RCI.

To register, visit greytogreenconference.org.

Don’t Miss Toronto’s First Green Infrastructure Week

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Grey to Green Conference is excited to be the anchor event for the region’s first Green Infrastructure Week (GIW).  GIW is May 13-19, 2018 and will feature a variety of tours and workshops designed to promote the benefits of green infrastructure.

Don’t miss the guided tour of Trillium Park, a tour of Ripple Farms’ vertical aquaponics facility, and the Toronto East End Rain Garden Crawl!

Discover More Grey to Green 2018

For more information on Green Infrastructure Week, visit greytogreenconference.org/giw.

~ Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC)

Discover More Grey to Green 2018

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 speck@greenroofs.org and 416-971-4494 x 233.

Reimagining Urban Infrastructure at Grey to Green 2018, by GRHC

April 4, 2018 at 7:25 pm

Grey to Green Conference // greytogreenconference.org
Green Infrastructure: Jobs, Health & Community Resilience

Save $50 When You Register Before April 30th!

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Grey to Green 2018

The 6th Annual Grey to Green Conference is taking place May 15-16, 2018 at the Chestnut Conference Centre in Toronto.  Grey to Green focuses on green infrastructure design, research and policy and connects professionals working to integrate natural elements into the built environment.

Brought to you by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, the 2018 agenda features a wide variety of innovative content on stormwater management, urban agriculture, biophilic design, green infrastructure and the Internet of Things, and designing green communities.

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Reimagining Urban Infrastructure

Grey to Green commences with a FREE public forum on May 15th at Toronto Metro Hall to discuss Designing Future Cities with Green Infrastructure.  Discover a concept that will transform the Bloor Viaduct into a “Living Bridge” complete with individual housing suites, restaurants, hotels as well as pedestrian and bike paths; explore the viability behind the proposed 21-acre park in downtown Toronto that would be built overtop of the rail corridor and discuss new policy developments that facilitate green infrastructure investment in Ontario.

On May 16th, the technical sessions will showcase a lineup of speakers that are leading the way for green infrastructure adoption and widespread implementation. These thought leaders and change agents will give you exclusive access into their design processes, research findings and policy developments that will no doubt be part of our future urban fabric.

Reimagining Urban Infrastructure Grey to Green 2018 Save $50

Don’t miss the Afternoon Keynote featuring Craig Applegath, Founding Principal of DIALOG’s Toronto Studio who will present Addressing Climate Change through Green Infrastructure; Paul Kephart, Principal, Ecologist and Designer at Rana Creek Design as he talks about San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal Center Rooftop Park as well as discussing the work on the JNBY Headquarters Rooftop Tea Production in Hangzhou, China; and Brian Brisbin, Principal at Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects in his presentation on Toronto’s First Vertical Forest.

Reimagining Urban Infrastructure Grey to Green 2018 Save $50

Courses and Tours

Grey to Green will also feature a variety of training courses on May 15th such as Biophilic Design, Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture, Green Roof Design & Installation and Green Walls 101.

To top off the event we have also curated an array of tours to highlight Toronto’s outstanding green infrastructure projects.  Explore the connection between green infrastructure and healthcare on the Healthy Hospitals Tour, get your boots dirty with a bus tour of the Gro-Bark mulch production facility and learn from green wall experts, Laura Kennedy and Mitch Cowburn of Nedlaw Living Walls on the Green Wall Walking Tour.

Learn more at greytogreenconference.org.

Save $50

Register now as early bird rates end April 30, 2018.

Grey to Green Conference is pending approval for up to 7.5 Continuing Education / Professional Development Hours by LA CES, AIA CES, BOMI, APLD and RCI.

To register, visit greytogreenconference.org.

Green Infrastructure Week

Reimagining Urban Infrastructure Grey to Green 2018 Save $50

Grey to Green Conference is excited to be the anchor event for the region’s first Green Infrastructure Week (GIW).  GIW is May 13-19, 2018 and will feature a variety of tours and workshops designed to promote the benefits of green infrastructure.

Don’t miss the guided tour of Trillium Park, a tour of Ripple Farms’ vertical aquaponics facility and the Toronto East End Rain Garden Crawl!

Reimagining Urban Infrastructure Grey to Green 2018 Save $50

For more information on Green Infrastructure Week visit greytogreenconference.org/giw.

~ Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC)

Reimagining Urban Infrastructure Grey to Green 2018 Save $50

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 speck@greenroofs.org and 416-971-4494 x 233.