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11th annual green roof & wall conference San Francisco: October 23 — 26, 2013 INSPIRING KEYNOTE SPEAKERS STEVEN W PECK, GRP founder and president, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities WEDNESDAY - URBAN RESILIENCY: TAKING A MULTIDISCIPLINARY LOOK AT THE NEW SAN FRANCISCO TRANSBAY TRANSIT CENTER DEVELOPMENT C itiesAlive strives to highlight the best, brightest and most innovative green roof and wall designs, policies, research, products, services and ideas in North America and around the world. The opening plenary in San Francisco on Wednesday October 23rd is no exception. Programming commences with a welcoming address by Harlan Kelly Jr., general manager of the forward-looking San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which is launching an extensive green infrastructure build-out over the next 15 years. Presenting a year in review, and setting the stage for this year’s conference, will be Steven W. Peck, founder and president of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities—your CitiesAlive host. Next up is a dynamic panel discussion about the Transbay Transit Center development, a visionary development that will serve eleven transportation systems in one central urban hub in San Francisco. The bus and rail facility is destined to be a San Francisco landmark and will feature a 5.4-acre public park on the roof of the Transit Center. Hear how living architecture is addressing challenges related to climate change and increasing urban resiliency through the provision of food, energy and water. An array of experts involved in the Transbay Transit Center project will address and discuss the myriad of ways that living architecture has been integrated into the Transbay Transit Center design, engineering and construction, and how those aspects are powering urban resilience. Panelists include Adam Greenspan, senior design partner at PWP Landscape Architecture, Brian Ballerini, senior civil engineer at Arup and Randolph J. Volenec, architect at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. After this engaging kick-off, delegates are invited to mingle at the opening reception on the CitiesAlive trade show floor. PETER BUSBY managing director, Perkins+Will CHRISTINA WEBER business and community development, DIRTT Environmental Solutions THURSDAY - DESIGNING FOR RESILIENCY: WHAT IS THE EMERGING ROLE OF THE DESIGNER TO IMPROVE RESILIENCY IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE? T he CitiesAlive Thursday morning opening plenary will have you engaged and inspired from the get-go. Start your day with a long-term visionary dose of inspiration from award-winning green architect and author, Eric Corey Freed, founding principal of organicARCHITECT, who will share his unique approach to developing living, regenerative buildings. Then a range of leading industry experts will join the stage for an interactive panel and workshop on developing and supporting the role of the design profession in community resiliency planning. Join award-winning architect Peter Busby, managing director, Perkins+Will, Jeff Joslin, director of current planning, Planning Department, City and County of San Francisco, Christina Weber, business and community development, DIRTT Environmental Solutions, and other thought leaders in this moderated discussion. Together, participants will map out strategies on how to implement green roof and wall and integrated water systems solutions to solve some of our biggest environmental issues. You’ll see living architecture in a new way that will change your thinking on how to approach peers, clients and developers. By: Rebecca Black Rebecca Black is the director of business development at Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. GREEN ROOF & WALL CONFERENCE WWW.CITIESALIVE.ORG ERIC COREY FREED principal, organicARCHITECT HARLAN L. KELLY JR. general manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) http://WWW.CITIESALIVE.ORG http://WWW.CITIESALIVE.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Fall 2013

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Fall 2013
From the Founder
Bookshelf – Eat Up: The Inside Scoop on Rooftop Agriculture
Green Roofs Boost Efficiency of Solar Panels
Grey to Green a Great Success
New & Upcoming GRHC Courses
On the Roof With… Industry Leaders
West Coast Green Innovation
Industry Research Collection
The Green Façade Inquiry
Creative Stormwater Landscaping
Leadership – Green Roof Leadership
Plant – Selecting Plants for Living Walls
Conference Agenda — CitiesAlive in San Francisco
Project – Green Walls for Greener Cities
Project – Living Architecture That Feeds
Project – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
New Corporate Members
GRHC Buyers Guide

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Fall 2013