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13 Outstanding Reasons to Attend CitiesAlive 2022

on October 10, 2022 at 2:39 pm under , , , , , ,

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is pleased to announce 12 outstanding reasons to attend CitiesAlive, October 16 to 19, 2022 Homecoming conference in Philadelphia! After two years of virtual meetings, they are finally getting together in person to network, learn and celebrate.

Here are twelve great reasons why you should attend CitiesAlive this year:

  1. Expert Presentations – There are over 40 expert presentations on all aspects of green infrastructure design, policy, and maintenance, not to mention new research.

  2. Earn CEUs – Earn Continuing Education Credits – The conference is approved for up to 18.5 Continuing Education Credits for ASLA, AIA, BOMI, IIBEC, and GRP.

  3. Private Yacht Networking Dinner Cruise – See Philadelphia from the Delaware River, on a private yacht dinner cruise and catch up with friends and colleagues.

  4. Awesome Keynotes – Keynotes will discuss the challenges and opportunities of implementing Green City Clean Water, the multi-billion green stormwater infrastructure plan for Philadelphia with Randy Hayman, CEO of the Philadelphia Water Department.  Howard Neukrug, Executive Director of the Water Center at Penn.  – Green Infrastructure and Social Justice – can the two be integrated? Find out how to generate much needed job opportunities and restore communities with Naomi Davis, Founder and President of Blacks in Green, a Chicago based non-profit that is building the Sustainable Square Mile.

  5. Panels of Experts – Join the ongoing debates and discussion with panels of industry experts addressing important issues such as designing systems for low maintenance, enhancing the health benefits of biophilic design, demystifying blue-green roof technologies and more.

  6. Award Winning People and Projects – CitiesAlive will host the Jeffrey L. Bruce Awards of Excellence which will highlight the best green roof and wall projects in North America as well as research, policy and corporate leadership.

  7. Professional Training – Step up your knowledge of green infrastructure by attending full and half day training sessions including the Biophilic Design workshop with Liz Calabrese, B.Arch.; Green Roofs Design 101 with Bill Foley, GRP; and Valuing the Benefits of Green Infrastructure with Blaine Stand, GRP.

  8. Trade Show – See the latest trends and technologies in living architecture on the tradeshow floor, join Bruce Dvorak for his book signing and network with students and industry professionals.

  9. Network – There will be many opportunities to network at this multi-disciplinary conference with the key industry designers, researchers, policy makers, and many others who share passion for living architecture. Meet like-minded spirits during the opening trade show reception, the dinner cruise, during the panel discussions and on the tour.

  10.  Fantastic Tours – See some of Philadelphia’s finest examples of living architecture in practice by joining one of several Tours, including multi-tenant amenity space on the Gotham and a high-rise public park on the CIRA.

  11. Research Findings – The research track will profile a wide range of new research that can help you design better, more high performing projects.

  12. Emerging Professionals Day – Students with valid high school or college ID’s can join the Emerging Professionals day. A $50 student membership to GRHC allows access to the Sunday tour of the Water Center at Penn, lunch at the hotel, poster presentations and professional roundtable discussions to understand pathways to various green careers.

Plus one more huge reason!

Join Aramis & Linda in Philly where she’s presenting Session #27 “Top 10 World-Changing Blue-Green Infrastructure Designs to Cool Our Warming Planet” on Tuesday October 18 at 10:45 – 11:45 in Concerto A. Don’t miss this hour-long ride across the world to see: Which designers, projects, systems & technologies are best handling climate-induced storm events? Which cities are best planning long-term responses to disasters dealing with a flooded future? She has some excellent examples tackling stormwater management & flood mitigation with integrated vegetation, which will be key on a climate-challenged planet.

Register for CitiesAlive and book your hotels here before space runs out!

If you’re interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at CitiesAlive please email Elizabeth Hart-Morris, Director of Business Development –

Full conference student passes are $199, and there are scholarships available to waive the cost.

About GRHC:

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is a non-profit 501(c)(6) professional industry association working to grow the green roof and wall industry throughout North America since 1999. Their mission is to develop and protect the market by increasing the awareness of the economic, social, and environmental benefits of green roofs, green walls, and other forms of living architecture through education, advocacy, professional development, and celebrations of excellence. They publish The Living Architecture Monitor, a free quarterly magazine on projects, research and policy.  They also offer The Living Architecture Academy, an online training platform which is dedicated to bringing the best, most up to date professional training information on design, installation and maintenance practices.

Source: 12 Outstanding Reasons to Attend CitiesAlive 2022 This Fall


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