Register for CitiesAlive 2017 by September 7 to save $50 by Kara Orr

July 25, 2017 at 5:25 pm

Register by September 7 and Save $50!

Countless reasons abound to join colleagues at CitiesAlive: 15th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference taking place in Seattle, Washington on September 18-21, 2017 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.  With an all-new theme, Building Resilience and Equity Across Cascadia: People, Community, and Places, you will explore the science behind green roof and wall performance, technology, and design through the lens of the different climates and cities within Cascadia.

Here are 5 reasons why you won’t want to miss this year’s dynamic conference:

Why You Don't Want Miss CitiesAlive 2017

1. REGIONAL FOCUS

CitiesAlive 2017 includes over 80 Cascadia-specific, North American, and international expert-led presentations, and an all new In the Design Studio With… session.  Keynote speakers include:

  • Governor Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington
  • Bill Browning, Principal, Terrapin Bright Green
  • Bert Gregory, FAIA, Partner, Mithun• Chris Guillard, PLA, Founding Partner, CMG Landscape Architects
  • Mami Hara, General Manager / CEO, Seattle Public Utilities
  • Jeff Joslin, Director of Current Planning, San Francisco Planning Department
  • Gil Kelly, Chief Planner and General Manager, Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability, City of Vancouver
  • Paul Kephart, GRP, ASLA, CPSE, CEO & Ecology, Rana Creek Design
  • Bob Sallinger, Conservation Director, Audubon Society of Portland
  • Amanda Sturgeon, CEO, International Living Future Institute
  • Gail Vittori, Co-Director, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems; Chair, GBCI
  • Kathleen Wolf, PhD, Research Social Scientist, University of Washington
  • Plus many, many more!

See the full agenda here.

Why You Don't Want Miss CitiesAlive 2017

2. CONNECT

Celebrate the region, make new contacts, and strengthen existing relationships with more networking opportunities than ever! Mingle on the Trade Show Floor with outstanding exhibitors, celebrate Green Roof Professionals at the GRP Welcome Reception, honor colleagues at the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Awards of Excellence Luncheon, and make new memories at the Local Host Committee Reception taking place at the Seattle Aquarium.

To make it easier than ever, ALL of these outstanding events are INCLUDED in the new Advanced Delegate Pass!

Why You Don't Want Miss CitiesAlive 2017

3. EXCLUSIVE ACCESS

With knowledgeable guides leading the way, tour the most interesting green infrastructure projects that Seattle has to offer such as on September 20th and 21st:

  • The Bertschi School Tour
  • Bellevue City Hall’s Green Roof Tour
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Building’s Green Roof Tour
  • Bullitt Center Tour
  • Etera’s Mount Vernon Site
  • Freeway Park Tour
  • High Point Community Tour
  • UpGarden P-Patch Community Garden

4. NEW TRAINING COURSES

Whether you are an emerging professional or a seasoned expert the CitiesAlive training courses are carefully curated to meet your learning needs.  Choose from five courses including Green Roof Design & Installation, Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture, Advanced Green Roof Maintenance, and new this year, Stormwater Workshop and a Biophilic Design Workshop.

CitiesAlive is pending approval for up to 11 continuing education / professional development credits for LA CES, AIA CES, BOMI, NLAP, APLD, and RCI.

5. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

CitiesAlive programming (Trade Show, all technical sessions, opening & closing plenaries, GRP Welcome Reception, and Awards of Excellence) is taking place at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel – located right in the heart of downtown Seattle.  This all-in-one solution ensures you won’t miss a single thing!

Why You Don't Want Miss CitiesAlive 2017

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s CitiesAlive and the continued development of the green roof and wall industry.

Early Bird Discount: Register by September 7 to save $50.

Visit CitiesAlive.org to plan your CitiesAlive experience.

~ By Kara Orr

CitiesAlive Green Roof Wall Conference Awards Excellence Submissions Kara Orr

Kara Orr is the marketing coordinator at Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), a membership-based industry association developing the green (vegetative) roof and wall industry in North America through education and advocacy. Contact Kara to discuss sponsorship, trade show and programming opportunities.

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 Kara at: korr@greenroofs.org and 416-971-4494 x226.

Why You Don’t Want to Miss CitiesAlive 2017 by Kara Orr

June 16, 2017 at 3:55 pm

Why You Don't Want Miss CitiesAlive 2017

Register by June 30 and Save $100!

Countless reasons abound to join colleagues at CitiesAlive: 15th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference taking place in Seattle, Washington on September 18-21, 2017 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.  With an all-new theme, Building Resilience and Equity Across Cascadia: People, Community, and Places, you will explore the science behind green roof and wall performance, technology, and design through the lens of the different climates and cities within Cascadia.

Here are 5 reasons why you won’t want to miss this year’s dynamic conference:

Why You Don't Want Miss CitiesAlive 2017

1. REGIONAL FOCUS

CitiesAlive 2017 includes over 80 Cascadia-specific, North American, and international expert-led presentations, and an all new In the Design Studio With… session.  Keynote speakers include:

Governor Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington
Bill Browning, Principal, Terrapin Bright Green
Bert Gregory, FAIA, Partner, Mithun• Chris Guillard, PLA, Founding Partner, CMG Landscape Architects
Mami Hara, General Manager / CEO, Seattle Public Utilities
Jeff Joslin, Director of Current Planning, San Francisco Planning Department
Gil Kelly, Chief Planner and General Manager, Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability, City of Vancouver
Paul Kephart, GRP, ASLA, CPSE, CEO & Ecology, Rana Creek Design
Bob Sallinger, Conservation Director, Audubon Society of Portland
Amanda Sturgeon, CEO, International Living Future Institute
Gail Vittori, Co-Director, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems; Chair, GBCI
Kathleen Wolf, PhD, Research Social Scientist, University of Washington
• Plus many, many more!

See the full agenda here.

Why You Don't Want Miss CitiesAlive 2017

2. CONNECT

Celebrate the region, make new contacts, and strengthen existing relationships with more networking opportunities than ever!  Mingle on the Trade Show Floor with outstanding exhibitors, celebrate Green Roof Professionals at the GRP Welcome Reception, honor colleagues at the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Awards of Excellence Luncheon, and make new memories at the Local Host Committee Reception taking place at the Seattle Aquarium.

To make it easier than ever, ALL of these outstanding events are INCLUDED in the new Advanced Delegate Pass!

Why You Don't Want Miss CitiesAlive 2017

3. EXCLUSIVE ACCESS

With knowledgeable guides leading the way, tour the most interesting green infrastructure projects that Seattle has to offer such as on September 20th and 21st:

• The Bertschi School Tour
• Bellevue City Hall’s Green Roof Tour
• Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Building’s Green Roof Tour
• Bullitt Center Tour
• Etera’s Mount Vernon Site
• Freeway Park Tour
• High Point Community Tour
• UpGarden P-Patch Community Garden

4. NEW TRAINING COURSES

Whether you are an emerging professional or a seasoned expert the CitiesAlive training courses are carefully curated to meet your learning needs.  Choose from five courses including Green Roof Design & Installation, Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture, Advanced Green Roof Maintenance, and new this year, Stormwater Workshop and a Biophilic Design Workshop.

CitiesAlive is pending approval for up to 11 continuing education / professional development credits for LA CES, AIA CES, BOMI, NLAP, APLD, and RCI.

5. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

CitiesAlive programming (Trade Show, all technical sessions, opening & closing plenaries, GRP Welcome Reception, and Awards of Excellence) is taking place at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel – located right in the heart of downtown Seattle.  This all-in-one solution ensures you won’t miss a single thing!

Why You Don't Want Miss CitiesAlive 2017

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s CitiesAlive and the continued development of the green roof and wall industry.

Early Bird Discount: Register by June 30 to save $100.

Visit CitiesAlive.org to plan your CitiesAlive experience.

~ By Kara Orr

CitiesAlive Green Roof Wall Conference Awards Excellence Submissions Kara Orr

Kara Orr is the marketing coordinator at Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), a membership-based industry association developing the green (vegetative) roof and wall industry in North America through education and advocacy. Contact Kara to discuss sponsorship, trade show and programming opportunities.

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 Kara at: korr@greenroofs.org and 416-971-4494 x226.

Near or Far, Register for the Grey to Green Conference Now!

April 25, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Experience the Grey to Green Conference Wherever You Are!
Grey to Green Conference // May 8-10, 2017 // Toronto
Quantifying Green Infrastructure Performance

Near Far Register Grey Green Conference Now

As a proud Media Sponsor, we at Greenroofs.com encourage you to listen to conference organizer Green Roofs for Healthy Cities:

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!

Attend the Grey to Green Conference May 8, 9 & 10 to see over 50 green infrastructure experts speak, attend training courses to enhance your career, and tour Toronto’s finest green infrastructure projects.

See the full conference agenda here. Register for your Grey to Green experience here.

Can’t attend Grey to Green? Order the May 9th webcast here and see the following green infrastructure expert speakers:

CLIMATE CHANGE: OCEANS, FORESTS AND LOCAL FOOD

Near Far Register Grey Green Conference NowHon. Glen Murray, MPP (Toronto Centre), Minister of the Environment and Climate Change

 

 

 

 

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THE ART TO INTEGRATE 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.

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HOW INVESTING IN GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE CREATES JOBS
Tony DiGiovanni, Executive Director, Landscape Ontario

Most people do not realize the size of the current living green infrastructure industry. It is a major employer. It is a huge economic impact generator. This session will outline the economic benefits of green infrastructure and highlight job opportunities for the future.

 

Near Far Register Grey Green Conference Now

Exploring the Benefits and Lessons Learned of the Proposed Rail Deck Park Project through DIALOG’s “Carleton University Architectural Studio”
Craig Applegath, Architect, PPOAA, AAA, AIBC, NSAA, FRAIC, LEED® AP, Principal, DIALOG

The Rail Deck Park is a proposed urban park that will enclose the current active Railway Lanes in Toronto and when constructed, will be 21 acres. Craig Applegath will discuss the planning and design process that was done in partnership with a group of a group of 15 graduate students from Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism at DIALOG’s Toronto studio. Students worked alongside DIALOG architects, engineers, and urban planners ensuring a multidisciplinary approach, designed by those who are passionate about the future of Toronto.

The Rail Deck Park has the potential to significantly improve community well-being by reconnecting isolated neighbourhoods and create a downtown environment where people will live play and work.

Near Far Register Grey Green Conference Now

Exploring the Lowline – New York’s first underground park: Lessons from the Lowline Lab 
Signe Nielsen, FASLA, Principal, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, P.C.

Explore the Lowline’s history and context with historic images, site plan, and existing conditions photos. Nielsen will discuss the current plan and programming options along with the lessons learned from the community outreach process and Lowline Lab surveys. Learn more about the role of plants in the Lowline and the innovation design that allows them to grow underground by bringing daylight underground and using photometrics. Signe Nielson will also discuss how the Lowline will cultivate community.

Plus MANY more! See the full Webcast agenda here.

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

Attending Grey to Green?

Enhance your professional practice with these educational opportunities:

Plant the seed for your professional growth by attending workshops at Grey to Green. Many of these training workshops include afternoon tours!

Learn more about these comprehensive courses here.

Exclusive Green Infrastructure Tours!

At this year’s Grey to Green, explore green roofs, rooftop gardens, LID projects and sustainable buildings with our expert guides. Tours include:

  • Green Walls Walking Tour: Discover the Corus Quay’s five-story living wall and how it acts as a biofilter and indoor air purifier and visit the Robertson Building where you will learn about the native and exotic green and flowering plants that were all selected for their ability to reduce indoor air contaminants.
  • Sustainable Buildings Tour: Tour two of Toronto’s most efficient buildings and explore how 25 York Street and RBC Waterpark seamlessly integrate sustainable technologies to maximize efficiencies.
  • Three Mississauga Low Impact Development Projects: Led by CVC experts, you’ll tour Credit Valley Conservation’s Head Office, Elm Drive, and Wychwood sites in Mississauga.
  • Urban Agriculture Tour: Explore Ryerson University’s quarter-acre rooftop farm and tour Scadding Court Community Centre which has piloted a sustainable urban agriculture and aquaponics system.

Fantastic Networking Opportunities

Mingle with international and local Green Infrastructure experts, and catch up with colleagues at the Grey to Green Evening Reception on May 9th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Tickets are included with every conference registration. A la carte registration is available for only $49.

Take advantage of the Canadian dollar, and learn for less at Grey to Green!

Register now as rates increase 10% at the door!

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

To register visit greytogreenconference.org

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We know it will be a wonderful conference!

Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher & Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit Host

Register now and join us online for our 2017 Virtual Summit on demand with live events through December, 2017!

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CitiesAlive®: 15th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference Awards of Excellence Call for Submissions By Kara Orr

March 31, 2017 at 1:27 pm

CitiesAlive Green Roof Wall Conference Awards Excellence Submissions Kara Orr

For the first time, CitiesAlive®: 15th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference will take place in Seattle, WA, September 18-21, 2017. Presented by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, CitiesAlive will explore the science behind green roof and wall performance, technology, and design through the lens of the different climates and cities within Cascadia. Join green roof and wall leaders, policy makers, planners, and civil engineers, landscape architects and designers as they explore this year’s theme: “Building Resilience and Equity Across Cascadia: People, Community, and Places.”

CitiesAlive® Green Roof & Wall Awards of Excellence

Every year the green roof and wall industry recognizes exceptional integrated design and installation through the CitiesAlive® Green Roof & Wall Awards of Excellence. This is the only awards program dedicated to innovative green roof and wall projects and is designed to celebrate the creative and technical advancements the industry continues to make. CitiesAlive Awards of Excellence also recognizes outstanding individual contributions to the industry in research, policy, and corporate leadership.

Call for Awards Submissions

This is your organization’s opportunity to have an outstanding project celebrated with hundreds of industry professionals at CitiesAlive, and profiled in the Living Architecture Monitor as well as numerous other publications. The Design Awards acknowledge excellence in innovative and integrative green roof and wall design. The awards include small- and large-scale intensive, extensive, residential and commercial categories.

At the CitiesAlive Awards of Excellence, the industry also honors nominated individuals who are making outstanding contributions to green roof policy development with a Civic Award, outstanding research contributions with the Research Award, and stand-out individuals who are making a significant contribution to the industry with the President’s Corporate Award. In partnership with the Living Architecture Monitor, outstanding advertising creative is awarded the Living Architecture Monitor Advertising Award.

CitiesAlive Green Roof Wall Conference Awards Excellence Submissions Kara Orr

Take this opportunity to have your work celebrated amongst industry peers. Submission deadline is 11:59 pm ET, Friday, May 19th, 2017. Applicants will be notified of the judges’ decisions by mid-July. The awards will be officially presented September 20th, 2017 at CitiesAlive: 15th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference in Seattle, WA.

To see past CitiesAlive Awards of Excellence winners, visit Greenroofs.org.  To learn more visit www.citiesalive.org.

Kara Orr, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

CitiesAlive Green Roof Wall Conference Awards Excellence Submissions Kara Orr

Kara Orr is the marketing coordinator at Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), a membership-based industry association developing the green (vegetative) roof and wall industry in North America through education and advocacy.

For more information on submitting an Awards Proposal contact:
Blaine Stand / bstand@greenroofs.org / 416-971-4494 ext. 223.