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CitiesAlive® conference training courses are approved for up to 7.5 AIA CES (HSW), 7 HSW ASLA CEUs (HSW) 7.5 RCI CEHs (HSW), 7 BOMI CPDs, 7 CNLA CECs, and 7 APLD CEUs.
CitiesAlive® conference sessions are approved for up to 11.5 AIA CES (HSW), 11.5 ASLA CEUs (HSW), 15 RCI CEHs (HSW), 11.5 BOMI CPDs, and 11.5 CNLA CECs.

Monday, September 24

Local tours

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Randalls Island Tour

Please note that there are only local, pre-conference tours available on Monday, September 24th and that the training, sessions and regular programming begins on Tuesday, September 25th. 

Tuesday, September 25

Professional Training, Opening Plenary & Trade Show

2:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration Open

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Corporate Members Meeting
Research Committee Meeting

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Beer & Learn Combined Committee Meeting

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Green Walls Committee Meeting


8:30am - 4:30pmGreen Roof Design and Installation
8:30am - 12:30pm - Biophilic Design Workshop (NEW)
8:30am - 12:30pm - Valuing the Benefits of Green Infrastructure (NEW)
1:00pm - 4:30pm Introduction 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 - Living Architecture Performance Tool 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


Susannah Drake, Founding Principal, DLANDstudio
Greener and Cleaner: Strategies for Mitigating Post-Industrial Landscapes of New York City

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

Steven Peck, GRP, Founder and President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, Master of Ceremonies

Alan Steel, President and CEO, Javits Center:
Return of the Javits


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

Welcome Remarks: Matt Barmore, New Chair, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities


Laura Starr, Founding Principal, Starr Whitehouse
Exploring the BIG-U

Fernando Ortiz Monasterio, Director, Verde Vertical


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

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

CitiesAlive Keynote and Technical Sessions approved for 11.5 CEUs including 11.5 HSW CEUs by ASLA. 

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

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

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Green Roof Professional Meeting

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

7:30pm - 11:00pm
Sightseeing Social on the Hudson Networking Cruise
Boarding: 7:30pm - 8:00pm



Thursday, September 27

Technical Sessions, Awards of Excellence, & Tours

8:00am - 1:30pm
Registration Open

9:30am - 10:30am
Morning Plenary & Keynote
Ken Yeang, Executive Director & Principal, T.R Hamzah and Yeang Sdn. Bhd

Concurrent Sessions

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10:45am - 12:45pm

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

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

6:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunset Sips: The Rooftop Farm Mixer
(Ticketed Event at the Brooklyn Grange)



Friday, September 28

Green Infrastructure Tours 

9:00am - 5:00pm