Land8 Happy Hour
Tuesday, September 25
the kings beerhall
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Join Land8: Landscape Architects Network for a networking happy hour at sponsored by Permaloc at The Kings Beer Hall. Complimentary drink tickets will be given to all of those that purchase a pass for the conference and free to attend for those who RSVP! A cash bar will be available for those who do not participate in CitiesAlive®. The Kings Beer Hall is a quick 15 minute walk from the hotel.
To register, click on the "Register Now" button below. This will take you to our standard registration portal, where you also have the option of registering for other events and passes. If you RSVP with a delegate pass, please select that you will be attending the Land8 Happy Hour. If you would like to register for the event separately, select "Training, Tours, Special Events ONLY" after inputting your information. Then you will be able to select the Land8 Happy Hour on September 25th and checkout.
Sightseeing Social on the Hudson
Wednesday, September 26
Circle Line Cruises, Pier 16
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
$59 for CitiesAlive® Delegates | $89 for Non-CitiesAlive® Delegates
The CitiesAlive® 2018 Local Host Committee Reception Cruise will board at Pier 16 a short distance away from the conference hotel. Enjoy a unique networking opportunity with up to 400 industry experts while soaking in the views of Lower Manhattan, Lady Liberty and the Hudson River. The ticket price includes a light dinner, open bar of alcoholic (beer & wine) & non-alcoholic drinks, and entertainment.
To register, click on the "Register Now" button above. This will take you to our standard registration portal, where you also have the option of registering for other events and passes. Save $30 on this ticket when you're a CitiesAlive® delegate (available with GRP & Emerging Professional Pass, Advanced Delegate Pass and Basic Pass, 1-day or half-day passes). To register for only Sightseeing Social, select "Training, Tours, Special Events ONLY" after inputting your information. Then you will be able to select Sightseeing Social on September 26th and checkout.
Sunset Sips: The Rooftop Farm Mixer
THURSday, September 27
Brooklyn Grange Farm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$59 for CitiesAlive® Delegates | $69 Standard Price
Join us for Sunset Sips: The Rooftop Farm Mixer at the iconic Brooklyn Grange Farm, presented by Green Roof for Healthy Cities's conference CitiesAlive and Agritecture! This ticketed event features local beer, wine, hors d'oeuvres, a tour of the farm and incredible views of New York City. Network with industry professionals while learning about the importance of living architecture and urban agriculture in our cities.
To register, click on the "Register Now" button below. This will take you to our standard registration portal, where you also have the option of registering for other events and passes. Save $10 on this ticket when you're a CitiesAlive® delegate (available with GRP & Emerging Professional Pass, Advanced Delegate Pass and Basic Pass, 1-day or half-day passes). To register for only Sunset Sips, select "Training, Tours, Special Events ONLY" after inputting your information. Then you will be able to select Sunset Sips on September 27th and checkout.
This event is in partnership with Agritecture, a global consulting firm focused on urban agriculture solutions.
A Tour of Urban Agriculture in North Brooklyn
AgTech X Co-Lab @ Agritecture
24th september, 10:30 AM TO 12:45 PM
This guided tour of 4 agricultural sites in North Brooklyn showcases the diversity of approaches and objectives that urban farming encapsulates. You'll visit:
AgTech X Co-Lab @ Agritecture - A shared officespace dedicated to sustainable food & agriculture education and entrepreneurship. You'll interact with 5 different vertical farming systems plus hear about some of the exciting projects being incubated at this unique space.
The Heckscher Foundation Children's Garden - A beautiful community garden in East Williamsburg. Learn about the challenges and benefits to creating a thriving community garden culture in this changing section of Brooklyn from its members.
Oko Farms - NYC's only outdoor aquaponics farm & education center. You'll tour the farm; meet the founder, Yemi Amu; and learn about the complexities involved in creating a symbiotic relationship between plants, fish, and bacteria.
Denizen Rooftop Farm - Brooklyn's newest rooftop farm is unique: the Tower Farm operation sits on top of a newly-constructed residential building; incorporates over 70 individual hydroponic towers; and is serviced by Green Food Solutions, a local farming business.
Please note: this is a walking tour that will cover 1.3 miles total (~10 minutes from one site to the next). Those who register should be comfortable with this amount of activity
THE TECH SPECTRUM OF FOOD WASTE
AgTech X Co-Lab @ Agritecture
24th september, 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM
Food Waste has been identified as one of the most crucial environmental & social challenges of this century. According to Project Drawdown, "the food we waste is responsible for roughly 8 percent of global emissions." The USDA estimates that in the US alone, we toss out more than $160 billion in food every year. The department recently set the first-ever national food loss and waste goal, calling for a reduction of 50% by 2030.
But rapid innovation is needed if we are to make a dent in the status quo and reach such an ambitious target. In partnership with The CleanWeb NYC, this speaker series and panel discussion will explore these innovations within the world of food waste.
Recognizing that innovative business models can fall all along the technology spectrum, we want to know:
How are businesses in this space innovating to create models that can sustain their efforts?
How have these organizations adapted their strategies based on prior shortcomings?
What fundraising challenges and/or solutions have presented themselves?
How much of a focus is being put on scalability and replicability?
Confirmed speakers include:
Celeste McMickle, founder, Celestial Solutions
Sashti Balasundaram, founder, WeRadiate
Robert Lee, founder, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine
Amanda Weeks, founder, Industrial/Organic
Meredith Danberg-Ficarelli, Operations Director, Common Ground Compost
Navy Yard Innovation Tour
AgTech X Co-Lab @ Agritecture
28th september, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
A tour of innovative AgTech & Urban Farming groups in the Navy Yard area. You'll visit 3 sites, chatting with team members and gaining a deeper understanding for various urban farming approaches & technologies at each one:
New Lab - an incubator supporting entrepreneurs working in advanced technology.
Brooklyn Grange - the leading rooftop farming and intensive green roofing business in the US.
Smallhold - a leader in distributed farming technology, repeating the only organic farm in NYC.
Commercial urban farming class
29th september, 9:00 am TO 6:00 PM
Urban farming is exciting and sustainable, but is it also profitable? New entrepreneurs and indoor farmers can get caught up in the excitement without careful planning, leading to unexpected future costs and making it hard to build a successful farm business.
In this detailed and practical one-day class, students learn the commercial aspects of urban farming from the Agritecture Consulting team at our headquarters in Brooklyn. The class culminates with a private tour of Farm.One's newest location in lower Manhattan, where participants get an in-depth look at the inner workings of a pioneering vertical fam.
Whether you're thinking of starting a peri-urban greenhouse, or a vertical farm in the heart of a city, this class gives you the core knowledge and skills needed to plan out and profitably operate an urban farm of your choice.
- Your Strategy
- Marketing and Sales
- Building Your Farm
- Managing Labor
- Financial Model & Business Plan
- Private tour of Farm.One in Manhattan
- Coffee and Lunch included