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CitiesAlive® is Coming to the Big Apple!

Green roofs and walls have a vast but unrealized potential to address many of the fundamental challenges facing New York City. For the first time CitiesAlive is heading to the Big Apple October 5-8, 2015. New York City is home to thousands of designers, millions of people and boasts numerous Awards of Excellence winning projects. The conference will highlight the latest scientific studies on green roof and wall performance and showcase the latest policies, designs, products and services.

In our 2015 Market Survey New York City came in fifth for most green roof projects installed in 2014 after Washington, Toronto, Philadelphia and Chicago. The walls and roofs of New York City provide hundreds of square miles of surfaces that can be used to help address many pressing issues such as:

  • Maintaining and improving community and individual health and well-being.

  • Preparing to address climate change and severe weather.

  • Contributing to quality affordable housing.

  • Cleaning NYC’s waterways.

CitiesAlive delegates will partake in technical sessions directed towards design, research and policy communities and focus on the latest scientific research, design, products, and policies all of which are critical to meeting the challenge of promoting healthy and resilient people and places in New York City. Delegates can tour leading edge projects, research facilities and see some unique sites such as the High Line, Javits Center and Brooklyn Grange. Some tour locations are not available for view for the general public. 

We expect a sell-out crowd for CitiesAlive NYC in 2015.

Book your accommodations & register early!

Core programming is pending approval for: 13 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) by LA CES; 13 Learning Units (LUs) by AIA CES; 13 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by APLD; and 13 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for GRPs .


Five Great Reasons To Join Us For CitiesAlive In New York.

New York is a very special place!  The character of its many citizens, its diversity, wealth, delicious food, and sheer size provide GRHC with unique opportunities to provide you with an exceptional 13th Annual CitiesAlive experience this October 5-8.  Here are five ways we have worked together with the good people of New York to bring you an awesome CitiesAlive experience this fall, which you can tailor to your own needs and desires - please just don't wait too long because space for many special events and tours is limited:

1. Multiple Tours. We have set aside Wednesday afternoon after the Awards of Excellence Luncheon, and all day Thursday to bring you a wide variety of tour experiences. From Beekeeping at Brooklyn Grange and Integrated Water Management at Queen's Botanical Gardens to Regis High School and the enormous Jacob Javits Convention Center there are lots to choose from. We've paired a number of presentations in the program with tours which follow ... Take in some of the amazing green infrastructure projects we have lined up for you, and cap it off Thursday evening with a free amble along the High Line.

2. Harbor Cruise. The Local Host Committee has been fund raising to help offset the cost of dinner and drinks on board the Zephyr Yacht on Tuesday night, with support from New York Green Roofs, Permaloc, and Metro Green Visions. When the trade show ends Tuesday night, we'll walk or taxi down to the historic Brooklyn Pier, board a water taxi across the East Hudson and then board the Zephyr for a 2 hour networking cruise of New York Harbor. You can choose to stay in Manhattan or return via the Water Taxi to Brooklyn at the end of the cruise. Tickets for this outstanding event are limited.

3. Programming. Technical Programming this year contains lots of leading edge work on design, research and policy, much of it focused on the contribution being made by New Yorkers. We have scientific studies on climate change, water purification and green infrastructure, irrigation system design for green walls and more. After five years of development, we are also launching the full two day training on Net Zero Water for Buildings and Sites on Sunday and Monday.

4. Hotel. The Marriott New York by the Brooklyn Bridge is a fantastic conference hotel, recently having completed renovations which is perfectly situated for the conference delegates. We've negotiated a great rate of $299 for a deluxe suite for conference delegates. The room rate is only good until mid September so book now - citiesalive.org/index.php/venue/hotel (718-226-7000). The conference hotel is at the center of everything we are doing, and a short subway ride into Manhattan.

5. Farm Dinner. The Closing Dinner on Wednesday October 7th, will be an outstanding event, given that we are having it, courtesy of Rooflite, on the Brooklyn Grange Roof Farm, which boasts fresh food directly from the roof on the menu and awesome views of the New York skyline. Tickets are also very limited so don't be disappointed an register early.

CitiesAlive New York is designed to allow you to chose what you would like to do, just don't wait to long to register because space is limited! We look forward to seeing you in the Big Apple October 5-8, 2015. Have a great finish to your summer and we hope to see you in New York this fall!

Sincerely yours,

Steven Peck, GRP, Honorary ASLA
Founder and President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Co-Chair Local Host Committee
Mark K. Morrison, GRP, FASLA
Morrison Landscape Architecture
Co-Chair, Local Host Committee
Peter Lowitt, AICP
Devens Enterprise Commission
Conference Ambassador


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