CitiesAlive 2018: Brooklyn

Green Infrastructure, Desiging 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

February 15, 2018 - Exhibitor Early Bird Deadline

March 4, 2018 - Call for Proposals 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


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The CitiesAlive Call for Proposals is Now OPEN!

Submit your abstract for CitiesAlive in Brooklyn, NY - September 24-28, 2018 by Sunday, March 4, 2018. Proposals are being accepted for 30 minute lectures or 20 minute presentations as part of a 60 or 90 minute panel. Speakers receive discounted registration fee of $299 to CitiesAlive.

Submission Requirements

  • 200 word abstract
  • 50 word presenter biography for all presenters
  • Presenter headshot for use upon acceptance
  • 50 word "elevator pitch" for presentation
  • At least 3 learning objectives for the presentation

Submission Process

Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 pm ET, March 4, 2018. Proposals will be evaluated by the Conference's Local Host Committee and a response will be provided to the lead on each proposal through email by March 26, 2018. 


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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
Tours
Committee Meetings

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

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

Thursday, September 27
Morning Plenary
Concurrent Sessions
Awards of Excellence Luncheon
Tours

Friday, September 28
Tours

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.


Sessions

CitiesAlive® 2017 includes over 80 Cascadia-specific, North American, and international expert-led presentations & all new - "In the Design Studio With" session.

Training

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.

Networking

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:

 
 

CitiesAlive 2017 WAs made possible through the generous support of our sponsors and partners.

Sponsors

Reception Sponsors

Green Infrastructure Charrette Sponsor


Partners

CitiesAlive 2018 Call For Proposals Now Open!

Submit your abstract for CitiesAlive in Brooklyn, NY - September 24-28, 2018 by Sunday, March 4, 2018. Proposals are being accepted for 30 minute lectures or 20 minute presentations as part of a 60 or 90 minute panel. Speakers receive discounted registration fee of $299 to CitiesAlive.

Submission Requirements
All proposal submissions require

  • 200 word abstract
  • 50 word presenter biography for all presenters
  • Presenter headshot for use upon acceptance
  • 50 word "elevator pitch" for presentation
  • At least 3 learning objectives for the presentation

Submission Process
Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 pm ET, March 4, 2018. Proposals will be evaluated by the Conference's Local Host Committee and a response will be provided to the lead on each proposal through email by March 26, 2018. 

Topic Areas
Topics of interest include

  • Skyrise Greening of Skyscraper
  • Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
  • Urban Agriculture and Food Production
  • Health and Biophilia Benefits
  • Economical Benefits – Green Infrastructure Accounting & Asset Management
  • Stormwater Management (Policies, Quantifications, Design)
  • Energy Benefits/ Urban Heat Island Effects
  • Green Infrastructure Monitoring and Intervention using the Internet of Things

Please submit any additional suggestions or questions about the Conference's program to conference@greenroofs.org.

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.

Local Host Committee Reception

 

Wednesday, September 26. The CitiesAlive® 2018 Local Host Committee Reception will soon be determined. Enjoy a unique networking opportunity near the Marriott by the Brooklyn Bridge.

 

Awards of Excellence Luncheon

Thursday, September 27. CitiesAlive will host the 16th Annual Awards of Excellence Luncheon. 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.