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CitiesAlive 2017 - Call for Proposals Now Open

February14 Body CitiesAlive

February 14, 2017 - Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is delighted to announce that CitiesAlive: 15th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference Call for Proposals is now open! CitiesAlive (citiesalive.org) makes its way back to the west coast, taking place in Seattle on September 18-21, 2017. The conference is seeking regional content from the Cascadia region as well as innovative research, design, and policy proposals from across North America.

"The Cascadia region has long been supportive of green infrastructure, and green roofs and walls in particular. We are thrilled to be bringing CitiesAlive to Seattle, September 18-21 to advance policy, practice and research and check in on all the innovative developments taking place in Cascadia," said Steven W. Peck, Founder and President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.

"The extremes of drought and rain pose unique design and implementation challenges, and opportunities in Seattle", said Jeffrey Bruce, Chairman, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. "We look forward to exploring the unique practices that have emerged in this environment at CitiesAlive", he added.

Green roofs and walls are gaining traction on the west coast with the recently implemented green roof ordinance in San Francisco, as well as new policy and research initiatives in nearby cities such as Vancouver, Portland, and Denver.

With the conference theme, building resilience and equity across Cascadia: people, community and places, CitiesAlive will explore the science behind green roof and wall performance, technology and design. Specifically, the proposals we are looking for focusing on how green roof and walls provides benefits for the entire Cascadia region, including:

  • Improved physical and mental health and well-being
  • Increased resilience to climate change and extreme weather
  • Improved water quality in Puget Sound and Cascadia’s other water bodies
  • Improved aesthetics and quality of life
  • Enhanced social justice

All proposals must be submitted for review by Friday, March 17, 2017.

Looking to participate in CitiesAlive in other ways? Marketing and advertising opportunities include exhibiting at the trade show and sponsoring the conference or portion of the conference. For more information on marketing and advertising opportunities, contact Steven Peck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 416-971-4494 ext 233.

CitiesAlive is presented by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, with support from the City of Seattle and City Habitats. For media inquires please contact Kara Orr at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 416-971-4494 ext 226.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities’ mission is to develop and protect the market by increasing the awareness of the economic, social and environmental benefits of green roofs, green walls, and other forms of living architecture.