Local Host Committee Reception

Monday, September 18
Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

The CitiesAlive® 2017 Local Host Committee Reception will take place at the Seattle Aquarium a short distance away from the conference hotel. Enjoy a unique networking opportunity at the waterfront aquarium.

The Local Host Committee Reception is sponsored by Architek, Shamrock Landscaping, and Swanson Wood and Bark Products, Inc..

GRP Welcome Reception 

Tuesday, September 19
Location tba
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the complimentary GRP Welcome Reception where you'll get acquainted with event attendees and learn about GRP opportunities. This event is free for all attendees!

15th Annual Awards of Excellence Luncheon

Wednesday, September 20
SHeraton Seattle Hotel, Metropolitan Ballroom
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Each year we recognize integrated design and installation excellence with the Green Roof & Wall Awards of Excellence. We also recognize outstanding contributions to the industry in research, policy, and corporate contribution. 

Award winners will be profiled in front of hundreds of industry professionals at CitiesAlive, in the Living Architecture Monitor, and in numerous other publications.

The Green Roof & Wall Awards of Excellence program recognizes distinction in four areas:

  • Design Awards acknowledging excellence in innovative and integrative green roof and wall design.
  • Research Award honoring outstanding research contributions to the green roof industry.
  • Civic Award honoring outstanding contributions to green roof policy development.
  • Living Architecture Monitor Advertising Award honoring supporters of the Living Architecture Monitor. 
  • President's Corporate Award honoring individuals that have made a significant contribution to the industry.

If you have any questions about the Awards of Excellence submission process, email Blaine Stand at awards@greenroofs.org.


Living Architecture Performance Tool

Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Greenwood Room
3:00 pm - 6:00 PM

The Living Architecture Performance Tool (LAPT) is a program designed to set performance criteria and metrics for living architecture (green roofs, green walls, etc.) and provide best practices for the industry. The LAPT will be a voluntary rating system, serving a diverse audience, including policy makers, water and energy utilities, designers, property owners, manufacturers, and researchers. 

Join the Green Infrastructure Foundation in a consultation to review a draft framework of the LAPT, including proposed performance areas, prerequisites, weighting, measurement methods, and strategies for compliance. Your input will help inform the program as we move towards a pilot project phase in 2018.

To join the conversation and help shape the future of the industry, contact Rohan Lilauwala at rlilauwala@greenroofs.org. For more about the program, visit greeninfrastructurefoundation.org/lapt


Green Infrastructure Charrette 

Community, Equity and Place Making
Thursday, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Ballard / Capitol Hill Rooms
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

The Green Infrastructure Charrette Program brings together teams of interdisciplinary experts and local stakeholders to reimagine their communities using green infrastructure. The redesigns are then subjected to a detailed cost-benefit analysis based on a matrix developed by the Green Infrastructure Foundation.

The combination of engaging visuals and financial analysis help to articulate a compelling vision for green infrastructure investment, opening the eyes of community leaders and policy makers to the possibility of transforming their communities. 

This event is being generously supported by King County, CollinsWoerman, and MIG|SvR. For sponsorship or participation opportunities, contact Rohan Lilauwala at rlilauwala@greenroofs.org. For more about the program and to learn about previous charrettes, visit greeninfrastructurefoundation.org/charrette