What is CitiesAlive?

CitiesAlive® is North America's leading forum to discuss benefits and strategies of green roof and wall design, installation, and maintenance. This interdisciplinary conference features presentations on research, design, and policy. Ever year this conference focuses on a specific sustainability topic that can be addressed with green roofs and walls. This event also serves as host to the annual Green Roof and Wall Awards of Excellence program, celebrating outstanding green roof and wall design projects, ground-breaking research, influential sustainability advocates, and supportive organizations.

CitiesAlive Conference Recordings

As in past years, the 2016 CitiesAlive presentations were recorded and made available (slides synced with audio recordings of sessions) along with technical papers, as well as the opening and morning plenary sessions. New this year, the recordings can be purchased by programming track (design, research, policy, or panel discussion) or in its entirety. All conference recordings are eligible for GRP CEUs. Order your CitiesAlive: 14th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference Recordings HERE.



CitiesAlive 2017 Is Proudly Presented By:


CitiesAlive is made possible through the generous support of these sponsors and partners

The CitiesAlive® Local Host Committee is comprised of enthusiastic and engaged sustainability professionals from the area in which the conference will be held. This multi-disciplinary body of volunteers from the region come together to ensure the conference is a success by helping to plan and promote the event.

The Local Host Committee is also involved in planning and hosting the annual Networking Reception, which will be held this year at the Seattle Aquarium.

2017 CitiesAlive Local Host Committee Members:

  • Robert Card, Principle, Wetherholt and Associates
  • Ed Clark, Associate Partner, ZGF Architects, LLP
  • Darcy Drysdale, Green Roof Account Manager, Etera
  • Makoto Hagi, Landscape Architect, Walker Macy
  • Elizabeth Hart, Manager of Sustainability Program Development, Tremco
  • Jessie Israel, Puget Sound Director, The Nature Conservancy
  • Jason King, Associate, Mithun
  • Karen Liu, Product Manager, Bonar Xeroflor
  • Steve Moddemeyer, CollinsWoerman, Principal
  • Troy Parsons, Ewing Irrigation
  • Steven Peck, Founder & President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
  • Alan Proffitt, Lead Project Manager, Multnomah County Oregon
  • Dr. Yael Stav, Invivo Design
  • Amy Waterman, Green Stormwater Program Manager, Seattle’s 2030 District
  • Michael Wisshack, National Sales Manager, Etera

If you are in the Cascadia region and are interested in participating in the Local Host Committee, send us your information and we'll get you involved.


Sheraton Seattle Hotel

1400 6th Ave

Seattle, WA



CitiesAlive® attendees receive an exclusive room rate of only $225 per night for a single room if booked before September 1, 2017.


About Us

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) is the North American Green Roof & Wall Association working 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. greenroofs.org 

Green Infrastructure Foundation

Green Infrastructure Foundation (GIF) responds to the need for greater awareness and resources to promote the design, installation, and maintenance of green infrastructure in local communities. GIF is a tax-exempt, charitable 501(c)(3). greeninfrastructurefoundation.org

Contact Us

Sponsorship Inquiries

Steven Peck
416-971-4494 x233

Conference Inquiries

Tessa Soltendieck
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Marketing, Media Passes & Inquires

Kara Orr
416-971-4494 x226

Invoices and Payments

Tracy Jackson
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Membership Inquiries

Blaine Stand

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Green Infrastructure Foundation

Rohan Lilauwala
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