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CitiesAlive: 15th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Date of Event: 
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 7:30am to Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 4:30pm

This year, Seattle, Washington will host CitiesAlive: 15th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference with the theme Building Resilience and Equity Across Cascadia: People, Community, and Places.

Join green roof and wall leaders as we celebrate the region's design leadership with featured Pacific Northwest content; benefit from presentations from over 60 world-renowned and local designers, researchers, and policy makers, and take in opportunities to connect with industry experts. Discover new products and services at the CitiesAlive trade show, tour Seattle's best green infrastructure projects, and enhance your practice with professional development courses.

Why attend CitiesAlive: 15th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference:


Outstanding Cascadia-focused agenda. Over 60 speakers, including:

  •  Kathleen Wolf, Ph. D., Research Social Scientist, University of Washington
  •  Judith Heerwagen, Program Expert, Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings, GSA
  •  Bert Gregory, Principal, Mithun
  •  Bill Browning, Principal, Terrapin Bright Green
  •  Gail Vittori, Co-Director, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems; Chair, GBCI
  •  Chris Guillard, PLA, Founding Partner, CMG Landscape Architecture
  •  Paul Kephart, GRP, ASLA, President, CEO Ecologist & Designer, Rana Creek Design
  •  Dr. Hamid Karimi, Deputy Director, Natural Resources Administration, DC DOEE
  •  Jeff Joslin, Director of Current Planning, San Francisco Planning Department
  •  Mami Hara, General Manager / CEO, Seattle Public Utilities (invited)


Unique networking opportunities with a GRP Welcome Receptionand Local Host Committee Reception at the Seattle Aquarium.


All New Track: In the Design Studio With is a new session track designed for attendees to learn the tricks of the trade from award-winning master design professionals. Interact with Jeffrey L. Bruce, FASLA, ASIC, LEED, GRP; Debra Guenther, FASLA, LEED AP BD+C, Partner, Mithun; David Yocca, FASLA, AICP, LEED AP, Senior Partner, Conservation Design Forum; Jennifer Guthrie, PLA, FASLA, Founding Partner, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol.

CitiesAlive will engage living architecture professionals from across Cascadia and North America seeking to explore the science behind green roof and wall performance, technology, and design through the lens of different climates and cities within Cascadia and throughout North America.

Delegates who register before June 30th will save $100 on an Advanced Delegate Pass and Basic Delegate Pass.  As the BCSLA is an Association Partner for this event all BCSLA Members and Associates can take advantage of the 25% discount by using the code; BCSLA25. 

Register at www.citiesalive.org.

GRHC is an approved education provider for LA CES, AIA CES, ASCE, BOMI, NLAP, APLD, CCA, and RCI. Attendees can earn up to 11 CEUs at CitiesAlive.

Conference Coordinator
406 King Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 1L4
(416) 971-4494
BCSLA Event: 
Project: Telus Atrium Garden
Landscape Architect / Firm: Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc in collaboration with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo Credit: Brett Hitchins