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forests, green energy and local economic development, using urban forest byproducts as a renewable resource converted to energy in community-scale biomass projects. A new CitiesAlive! Student Design Challenge – “Transforming the Face of Buildings” – engaged multidisciplinary teams of students in the process of integrated-building design producing measurable environmental impacts. Winning projects will be announced and celebrated on the evening of Tuesday October 20th at the unique historical Steam Whistle Brewery Roundhouse, just steps from the Congress venue. Additional programming highlights include an industry-focused trade show, guided and self-guided Sustainable City tours, networking events and gala functions, green roof training courses and the first Green Roof Professional (GRP) exam in Canada. Toronto, home of a new mandatory green roofs bylaw and the hottest new green roof market in North America, is an ideal location for CitiesAlive!. Learn more about the bylaw and construction standard that will govern all green roof projects in Toronto. Festivities kick off at an Opening Reception at Toronto City Hall on Monday Oct. 19th, where networking delegates can take a “sneak preview” tour of the green roof in construction at the venue and network while enjoying locally sourced food and refreshments compliments of Congress partners, the City of Toronto. D A WARM WELCOME TO TORONTO, CANADA It gives me great pleasure to extend greetings and a warm welcome to everyone attending the CitiesAlive! World Green Roof Infrastructure Congress, hosted by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities in partnership with the City of Toronto and the World Green Roof Infrastructure Network. CitiesAlive! brings the international green infrastructure community together to address the issues of green infrastructure as they relate to environmental, social and economic needs on a local, regional and global level. This year’s theme “Green Roof Infrastructure: A Global Solution to Climate Change” aims to raise awareness of the benefits of green roof infrastructure through an international exchange of information, education and training opportunities. Toronto is committed to protecting its environment and is a worldwide leader in living green. This event will help us realize a shared vision and provides a wonderful opportunity to share ideas to ensure greener, healthier and more livable cities. On behalf of Toronto City Council, I congratulate the organizers of this important event and wish everyone an informative conference. For those visiting our city for the first time, we welcome and hope your stay will be an enjoyable one. D Mayor David Miller City of Toronto

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Fall 2009

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Fall 2009
City Power
Cities Alive!
Welcome to Toronto
Part 2 of 2: Risk-Reduction Tools
Toward Bird-Friendly Living Architecture
Cities Leading by Example
Q&A: On the Roof With...
7 Million-Square-Feet
Seeding the Future
A Green Roof Capitol City
From "Beantown" To "Greentown"
Beyond the Debate
A More Beautiful Baltimore
Policy Support
Seattle's Green Factor
Understanding The Green Roof Evapotranpiration Process
GHRC Professional Development Calendar
Welcome New Corporate Members
The Girl Scout Knows Best

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Fall 2009