CitiesAlive Virtual 2020

Full Conference Recordings

In response to the COVID 19 Pandemic, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and the Green Infrastructure Foundation have teamed up to bring you the very best of CitiesAlive and Grey to Green, combining outstanding world class speakers with cutting edge emerging professionals and award-winning project videos.

CitiesAlive® Virtual 2020 is a multi-disciplinary conference, bringing together the very best designers, product manufacturers, researchers, and policy makers in the field of living architecture and green infrastructure. Attendees will hear from leading-edge designers like Ken Yeang, Bill Browning, and Herbert Dreiseitl, discussing their innovative approaches and award winning projects. We will be highlighting progressive policies as seen in Philadelphia and presented by Keynote Marc Cammarata, as well as the latest research. Join us in shaping a better, more resilient future, as we emerge stronger from COVID-19 pandemic.

The content of this conference will be delivered in four afternoon sessions, each focusing on a theme:

  • Day 1 - Emerging Professionals Research Launch Pad
  • Day 2 - Economics & Finance of Green Infrastructure
  • Day 3 - Integrated Design for Sustainable Water Management
  • Day 4 - Health & Wellness Resilience Through Integrated Green Infrastructure Design

10/20/2020: Emerging Professionals Research Launch Pad Time: Speakers: Topic:
1:20 Meghan Blackson Do native roof plant communities suppress weed colonization?
1:30 Katherine Manning Built by Nature: community and function in natural and structurally analogous urban systems
1:40 Anna Droz Do natural substrates and native co-occurring plant communities increase green roof performance?
1:50 Michael Guidi Green Roof Ecology: Does Altered Flowering Plant Phenology Affect Pollinator Visitation on Urban Green Roofs?
2:00 Ivan Guzman Learnings from an Undergraduate Classroom Research Study in the Use of Reclaimed Fibers in Urban Roof Farms
2:10 Amy Heim Using spatial heterogeneity to encourage plant biodiversity on extensive green roofs
2:20 Q & A
2:40 Awards of Excellence
2:50 Shijia Yang Living wall case study
3:00 Sylvie Spraakman Field survey and performance results of mature bioretention in Ontario, Canada
3:10 Melody Peiyi Li Effects of spatial heterogeneity in solar exposure and soil moisture on green roof plant species and functional group distribution
3:20 Mark Mitchell Nutrient cycling and successional dynamics: implications for green roof design and management
3:30 Wenxi Liao The influence of biochar granulation and particle size on plant growth and discharge quality from green roofs
3:40 Virinder Sidhu Establishing a buffer strip to decrease stormwater-runoff induced metals and nutrients in surface water
3:50 Q & A
4:00: Panel Reid Coffman Career Panel: Pathways of Student-to-Young Professional
10/21/20: The Economics & Finance of Green Infrastructure Time: Speakers: Topic:
1:05- Keynote: Michelle Xuereb Quadrangle
1:35 Jennifer Court The Economic Impact of Ontario's Green Infrastructure Sector
1:55 Jeff Joslin Cost Benefit Analysis for Policy Making- San Fran
2:15 Nate Griswold PACE Financing
2:55 Awards of Excellence
3:05 Leila Tolderlund, Martin Egan Cost Analysis of Green Roofs Ability to Mitigate Hail Damage on Roofs
3:05- Keynote: Marc Cammarata Philadelphia Water Department- Green City, Clean Waters at Year 9 of Implementation
4:05- Panel: Jennifer Bousselot, Reid Coffman, Bill Retzlaff Green Roof Research in North America: A Recent History and Future Strategies
10/22/2020: Integrated Design for Sustainable Water Management Time: Speakers: Topic:
1:05 Michele Adams, Thomas Amoroso Shoemaker Green is a SITES- ceritifed plaza
1:25 Mary Pat McGuire Urban Surface Retrofit: Transforming a city for rainwater
1:45 Erin English Thinking Like Water: Living Infrastructure for wastewater treatement and reuse 3
2:05 Q & A
2:25 Awards of Excellence
2:35 Ting Wang Engaging community members through novel partnerships: monitoring the performance of Green Infrastructure in cities
2:55 Charles Duprey Compost use standards in GI
3:15 Q & A
3:25 Troy Holmes The stormwater benefits of creating high-performance trees
3:45: Keynote Herbert Dreiseitl Water and climate: threat to opportunities for resilient, liveable and healthy cities
4:15 Q & A
10/23/20: Health and Wellness Resilience through integrated Green Infrastructure Design Time: Speakers: Topic:
1:05-Keynote Ken Yeang, Hamzah and Yeang Designing with nature: ecological design as biointegration of a set for infrastructure
1:35 Bruce Dvorak Pilot testing vegetation on a custom living wall system
1:55 Q & A
2:05 Awards of Excellence
2:15 Arlene Throness, Sharene Shafie Ryerson Urban Farm
2:35 Q & A
2:55 Molly Meyer LAPT
3:15 Jaime Miller The nature of change
3:35 Q & A
3:45- Keynote Bill Browning Terrapin Bright Green- Benefits of biophilic design

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Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) - North America Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(6) professional industry association working to grow the green roof and wall industry throughout North America since 1999.

Courses Included with Purchase

CitiesAlive Virtual 2020 - Day 1
Emerging Professionals Research Launch Pad
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
CitiesAlive Virtual 2020 - Day 2
Economics & Finance of Green Infrastructure
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
CitiesAlive Virtual 2020 - Day 3
Integrated Design for Sustainable Water Management
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
CitiesAlive Virtual 2020 - Day 4
Health & Wellness Resilience through Integrated Green Infrastructure Design
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

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