CitiesAlive Virtual 2020 - Day 1

Emerging Professionals Research Launch Pad

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.

Join faculty and students from GRHC’s Living Architecture Centres of Excellence and the University of Toronto’s DesignLIFES Programs, as they share research findings across a broad range of subjects. Launch into the CitiesAlive Virtual conference by taking advantage of this FREE session!

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



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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.


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