CitiesAlive 2018: Brooklyn

Green Infrastructure, Designing the Future of Resiliency

Returning to the East Coast, CitiesAlive®: Annual Green Infrastructure Conference will take place in Brooklyn, New York September 24-28. This year's conference will profile leading edge living architecture and green infrastructure technology and strategies suited to New York's unique characteristics and challenges through a trade show, and a variety of tours, technical sessions, and workshops. This year's theme is Green Infrastructure, Designing the Future of Resiliency. 

CitiesAlive will celebrate the region featuring content specific to the East Coast and explore the science behind green infrastructure performance, technology, and design through the lens of the different climates and cities within the region.

We invite you to discover new products and services at the CitiesAlive trade show, tour some of New York's best green infrastructure projects, and enhance your professional practice with continuing education and networking events.


VENUE Information

CitiesAlive will take place at the beautiful and conveniently located Marriott by the Brooklyn Bridge and attendees are offered a special rate of $309 for a Deluxe Room (double and single). To take advantage of our special rate, please book below or call
1-718-246-7000 and mention that you're with CitiesAlive.

Key Dates and Deadlines

March 30, 2018 - Exhibitor Early Bird Deadline

April, 2018 - Registration Opens

September 12, 2018 - Deadline for CitiesAlive Room Rate

September 25, 2018 - Exhibitor Move-In

September 27, 2018 - Exhibitor Move-Out


What's new for CitiesAlive 2018?

CitiesAlive 2018: Brooklyn, our 16th Annual Conference, Trade Show and Awards of Excellence returns to the East Coast at the Marriott by the Brooklyn Bridge and will cover a variety of green infrastructure technologies and strategies. This year’s conference theme will focus on how green infrastructure builds resilience and equity in cities. In order to attract more specifiers to CitiesAlive next year, we are implementing a number of new ideas:

  • Conference will include more current green infrastructure topics such as technologically enhanced green infrastructure (Internet of Things), and aggressive resilience techniques such as shoreline management.
  • Free all-day trade show access on Wednesday September 26.
  • Programming that is attractive to both novice and advanced designers.
  • Innovative Product Profile speaking opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors.
  • More detailed exhibitor directory in the conference program.
  • Student sponsorship and interactive events to attract future specifiers.
  • Customizable a la carte sponsorship options to maximize value at CitiesAlive.
  • An Emerging Professionals Day to attract young designers to the industry.

Agenda at a GlancE

Monday, September 24
Committee Meetings

Tuesday, September 25
Training and Workshops
Opening Plenary
Trade Show Reception and Networking
Land8 Emerging Professionals Happy Hour

Wednesday, September 26
Morning Plenary
Concurrent Sessions
Lunch on the Trade Show Floor
Trade Show Reception and Networking
Local Host Committee Reception Cruise

Thursday, September 27
Morning Plenary
Concurrent Sessions
Lunch of Trade Show Floor
Awards of Excellence

Friday, September 28

CitiesAlive conference training courses are approved for up to 7 CEUs by AIA CES, APLD, BOMI, RCI and LA CES.
CitiesAlive conference sessions are pending approval for up to 11.5 CEUs by AIA CES, APLD, BOMI, RCI and LA CES.


CitiesAlive® 2018 includes over 80 North American, and international expert-led presentations including "In the Design Studio With", "On the Roof With" and "Innovative Product Profile" sessions.


Enhance your professional development with cutting edge training opportunities in a variety of green roof and wall subjects taught by North America's leading experts.


CitiesAlive® and the Local Host Committee will host an unforgettable evening of networking with new and old colleagues in New York City. Details forthcoming.

CitiesAlive 2018 is proudly presented by:





Welcome Reception

Tuesday, September 25. Join us for the Welcome Reception where you'll get acquainted with event attendees and and industry leaders on the trade show floor.

Land8 Happy Hour

Tuesday, September 25. Continue the networking after the Welcome Reception at the Land8 Happy Hour hosted by Land8 as a part of Emerging Professionals Day at the conference. 

Local Host Committee Reception


Wednesday, September 26. The CitiesAlive® 2018 Local Host Committee Reception Cruise is back! Enjoy a unique networking opportunity while soaking in the views of Lower Manhattan, Lady Liberty, and the Hudson River. 


Awards of Excellence

Thursday, September 27. CitiesAlive will host the 16th Annual Awards of Excellence. Celebrate integrated design and installation excellence with the Green Roof & Wall Awards of Excellence and recognize outstanding contributions to the industry in research, policy, and corporate contribution.