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. Every 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.  This year CitiesAlive will feature expert speakers on additional green infrastructure topics such as shoreline protection, integrated stormwater management with parks and urban forestry. 

CitiesAlive Conference Recordings

As in past years, the 2018 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®: 15th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference Recordings HERE.



CitiesAlive 2018 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.


2018 CitiesAlive Local Host Committee Members:

  • Toby Bloch - Intervine

  • Kate Turney - Twelve Gardens Ltd

  • Adrianne Weremchuk - NYC Department of Parks & Recreation

  • Anthony Caggiaus - Plant Connection

  • Sabrina Buttitta - Plant Connection

  • Erika Pepper - Graduate

  • Jim Gilday - Moss Gilday Group

  • Jessica Anderson - Graduate

  • Clare Miflin - Kiss + Cathcart Architects

  • Michael Madarash - kokobo greenscapes

  • Nicole De Feo - The Highline

  • Max Lerner - NYC Parks

  • Jim Davidge - Davidge Design Studio

  • Shino Tanikawa - NYC Soil & Water Conservation District

  • Inger Yancey - Brooklyn Greenroof

  • Mark Morrison - MKM Landscape Architecture

  • Amy Falder - New York Green Roofs

  • Marcia Kirkley - Green-Blue Roofs llc

  • Peter Lowitt - The Devens Enterprise Commission

  • Tim Barrett - Barrett Roofing

  • Michael Boice - TMBC

  • Melissa Daniels - Plant Connection


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

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

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