Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2012 - (Page 10)

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS CITIESALIVE 2012 BY REBECCA BLACK BUILDING A LEGACY OF OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE G reen Roofs for Healthy Cities couldn’t be more thrilled to dive into the New Year. With the 10th Anniversary of CitiesAlive from October 17 to October 20, 2012 there is a lot to celebrate. We chose the monumentous city of Chicago, as it was the site of the first CitiesAlive conference in 2003. Chicago boasts more than 5 million square feet of green roof and wall projects so what better city to host this national conference then North America’s green roof leader for the past decade. As we continue to prepare for this one of a kind, industry proclaimed conference we urge you to follow us at , on twitter and Facebook for conference information and highlights! CitiesAlive is North America’s only conference dedicated to the green roof and wall industry. For this milestone 10th Anniversary occasion, CitiesAlive 2012 will look back to celebrate the spectacular growth experienced by the green roof and wall industry over the last ten years, and look forward to showcase the most leadingedge design, policy, and research work in the green roof and wall industry. Come to Chicago and catch the excitement as together we build a legacy of outstanding performance with leaders from across the industry spectrum. CitiesAlive 2012 is being held at the beautiful Congress Plaza hotel in downtown Chicago, home of jazz, Wrigley field, Navy Pier and top tier dinning. Programming will feature dozens of expert speaker sessions, a trade show featuring leaders in the green roof and wall industry, the 2012 Awards of Excellence, interesting and informative tours, numerous networking opportunities, and more! There are many exciting sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities. This will be our biggest and most exciting conference to date! We look forward to seeing you this October in Chicago! TOP TEN REASONS CHICAGO WILL BE AMAZING 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Home to the largest amount of green roofs in the Western hemisphere. Second largest arts destination in the U.S.A Home to a Stanley Cup winning hockey team & Superbowl winning football team Fourth “coolest” city in the U.S.A Inventor of the roller skate, zipper, blood bank, malted milk shake, zoot suit, skyscraper and pinball game 6. Top five food and wine destinations in the world. 7. Home of the blues, bike lanes and beefs. 8. Home to the largest commercial building, public library, free public zoo, harbor system, and modern art museum 9. Second-most entertaining city in the U.S 10. Best business trip location in the U.S.A LIVING ARCHITECTURE MONITOR / WINTER 2012 / 10

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2012

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2012
From the Founder
New Kid on the Green Roof
New Incentives for Green Roofs
On the Roof with Ben Flanner
Award Winning Green Roof and Wall Projects Represent!
Awards of Excellence Profiles
CitiesAlive 2012 – Building a Legacy of Outstanding Performance in Chicago!
Recognizing the Pioneer that was Malcolm Wells
Green roof and wall performance standards volunteers required!
Plant Profile: Thymus
Project Profile: Green Wall Maintenance Madness
GRP in Focus: Mary Ann Uhlmann
Project Profile: Healthy Haven for Community Members
A Positive Outlook for Urban Greening of Vacant Lots
A Green Space is a Clean Space
The Ambassador Program
Professional Calendar
New Corporate Members
GRHC Buyers Guide
Back to Planning’s Roots

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2012