A decade of green growth celebrated at CitiesAlive!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
(Courtesy LiveRoof)

(Courtesy LiveRoof)

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 years since the first green roof gathering in Chicago, when 400 green roof enthusiasts came together from around the world to share their passion and knowledge of green roofs.  Since then, we’ve laid some very important foundations for the industry, which enjoyed an amazing 115% growth rate last year.

On October 17-20 at CitiesAlive, we will gather at the Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago once more, to celebrate all that we have accomplished together, and lay plans for the future growth of this industry.  Performance is the unifying theme for programming that features the best and brightest in green roof and wall design, research, policy.  ‘On the roof with’ conversations feature examples of what green infrastructure is best at – stormwater management, urban agriculture, increasing biodiversity, energy efficiency, job creation and more.  Together, we’re building a legacy of outstanding performance!

CitiesAlive includes a trade show where 70+ companies announce the leading products and services in the sector.  There is training for Green Roof Professionals, continuing education credits for AIA CES, LA CES, GBCI, RCI and APLD!  Tours, receptions, the Awards of Excellence all play a role in CitiesAlive – and this year also marks the launch of the commemorative issue of the gorgeous new coffee table book “The Rise of Living Architecture” featuring 50 of green roof movers and shakers, many of whom will be on hand for a huge autograph session!

Come and join this landmark 10th Anniversary CitiesAlive celebration – visit www.citiesalive.org to register today.

Submitted by: Steven W Peck, President & Founder of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (greenroofs.org)

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