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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.

Tuesday, September 25

Professional Training, Opening Plenary & Trade Show

1:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration Open


8:30am - 4:30pmGreen Roof Design and Installation
8:30am - 12:00pmIntroduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture (RECENTLY UPDATED)
1:00pm - 4:30pm - Green Walls 101: Systems Overview & Design (RECENTLY UPDATED)
1:00pm - 4:30pm - Advanced Green Roof Maintenance (RECENTLY UPDATED)
1:00pm - 4:30pm - Biophilic Design Workshop (NEW)

GRP Exam

The Green Roof Professional Exam is Now Available Online

Plenary & Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Opening Plenary Keynote
Brooklyn Marriott (333 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY)

Welcome Remarks: Jeffrey Bruce, Chair, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Master of Ceremonies: Steven Peck, GRP, Founder and President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Rafael Espinal, Council Member for New York City: Mandatory Green Roof Requirement for New Buildings

Alan Steel, President and CEO, Javits Center:
Benefits Research and Next Steps for NY's Biggest Green Roof

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Trade Show & Opening Networking Reception

8:30pm - 11:30pm
Land8 Happy Hour
The Kings Beer Hall



Wednesday, September 26

Technical Sessions, Trade Show & Local Host Reception

7:30am - 7:00pm
Registration Open

8:30am - 9:30am
Morning Plenary & Keynote

11:15am - 7:00pm
Trade Show Open

Concurrent Sessions

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11:30am - 1:00pm

Session 7 - Design

Session 8 - Research

Session 9 - Policy

Session 10 - On the Roof With: Urban Biodiversity

Session 11 - Learning from Practitioners: In the Design Studio With...

Session 12 - Innovative Product Profile

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Session 13 - Design

Session 14 - Research

Session 15 - Policy

Session 16 - On the Wall With: Living Walls

Session 17Learning from Practitioners: In the Field With...

Session 18 - Advanced Green Infrastructure Workshops

4:45pm - 5:45pm

Session 19 - Design

Session 20 - Research

Session 21 - Policy

Session 22 - On the Roof With: Urban Agriculture

Session 23 Learning from Practitioners: TBD

Session 24 - Lessons of Green Infrastructure Policy Implementation

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Lunch on Trade Show Floor

1:15pm - 2:15pm
Poster Sessions on Trade Show Floor

5:45pm - 7:30pm
Networking Reception on Trade Show Floor

7:30pm - 11:00pm
Local Host Committee Networking Cruise
Boarding: 8:00pm



Thursday, September 27

Technical Sessions, Awards of Excellence, & Tours

8:00am - 1:30pm
Registration Open

9:00am - 10:30am
Morning Plenary & Keynote

Concurrent Sessions

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10:45am - 12:45pm


Session 25 - Design

Session 26 - Design for Urban Biodiversity

Session 27 - Policy

Session 28 - Research Forum

Session 29 - In the Design Studio With...

Session 30 - Stormwater Retention Credit Trading: Hands on Simulation


12:45pm - 3:00pm
Lunch on Trade Show Floor

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Awards of Excellence

Closing Networking Reception (TBD)
6:30pm - 9:30pm



Friday, September 28

Tours & Green Infrastructure Charrette

9:00am - 12:00pm

3:00pm - 6:00pm

8:30am - 4:30pm
Green Infrastructure Charrette (by invitation only - for details contact Rohan Lilauwala at