Building Resilience and Equity Across Cascadia: People, Community, and Places

Within the western region of North America lies Cascadia. Although the boundaries of the region differ depending on ecological, political, economic or cultural lines - it's undeniable that Cascadia is expansive. The climate of Cascadia calls for adaptation of building materials, plants, media, and maintenance models. After years on the east coast, CitiesAlive 2017 is highlighting the necessity of green roofs and walls alongside the region's unique characteristics. 

The Cascadia economy is booming with Oregon and Washington ranking 1st and 4th best performing states in 2016. British Columbia is expected to double the average Canadian rate of growth in 2016. Seattle and Portland are both in the top 10 metro areas in North America for green roof installation (2015), and Portland and Seattle are in the top 10 US cities for LEED certified buildings (2011). 

For the first time, Seattle will host CitiesAlive®: 15th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference. This year's conference will celebrate the region featuring content specific to the Pacific Northwest.

At CitiesAlive® we will explore the science behind green roof and wall performance, technology, and design through the lens of the difference climates and cities within Cascadia. Discover new products and services at the CitiesAlive® trade show, tour some of Seattle's best green infrastructure projects, and enhance your professional practice with continuing education and networking events.


The CitiesAlive® Call for Proposals is Now OPEN!

Submit your proposal by March 17 at 11:59pm ET for a chance to present your groundbreaking research, innovative design, case study, or novel policy changes to a highly interested group of green roof and wall enthusiasts.


Agenda at a GlancE

Monday, September 18
Training Courses, Opening Plenary, Trade Show

Tuesday, September 19
Morning Plenary, Concurrent Sessions, Trade Show, Networking Reception

Wednesday, September 20
Morning Plenary, Concurrent Sessions, Awards of Excellence Luncheon, Tours

Thursday, September 21
Tours

Sessions

The CitiesAlive® 2017 call for proposals is open now until March 17, 2017. Reach the Cascadia audience with your research, design, policy or case study.

Training

Enhance your professional development with cutting edge training opportunities in a variety of green roof and wall subjects taught by North America's leading experts.

Networking

CitiesAlive® and the Local Host Committee will host an unforgettable evening of networking with new and old colleagues at the Seattle Aquarium on September 19.


What's new for CitiesAlive 2017

Regional Theme: CitiesAlive® 2017 will be focusing on green roof and wall issues and policies not just in Seattle, but across the entire Cascadia Region with the theme Building Resilience and Equity Across Cascadia: People, Community, and Places.

Unique Networking: The CitiesAlive® Local Host Committee is organizing an exciting networking opportunity at the Seattle Aquarium, a short distance from the conference hotel. Meet with green roof and wall professionals from across North America at one of the top five visitor attractions in the Puget Sound region.

Convenient Location: This year's conference programming and trade show will be held all in one convenient location right in the heart of downtown Seattle. Enjoy easy access to sessions, training, and the trade show, as well as walking distance access to everything Seattle has to offer.


CitiesAlive 2017 is proudly presented by:

 
 

CitiesAlive is made possible through the generous support of these sponsors and partners.

The CitiesAlive 2017 Call for Proposals Is Now Open!

The CitiesAlive 2017 Call for Proposals is open until Friday, March 17 at 11:59pm ET.

Proposals will be evaluated by members of the Programming Review Committee. The evaluation will consider whether the submission features best practices, displays innovation, presents new information, provides practical learning opportunities, or offers a chance for an exchange across sectors. A response to all proposals will be provided to the lead on each proposal by Friday, April 14, 2017

Why Should your present at CitiesAlive?

  • Opportunity to present your groundbreaking research, innovative design, case study, or novel policy changes to a highly interested group of green roof and wall enthusiasts.
  • Speakers are featured on the conference website.
  • Speakers will receive a reduced rate to attend as a full delegate, which includes the trade show, plenary sessions, Awards of Excellence, networking receptions and other sessions.
  • Speakers will also receive a free electronic copy of the conference recordings.

CitiesAlive provides green infrastructure professionals with comprehensive training courses paired with hands-on tours.

Local Host Committee Reception

 

Wednesday, September 20. The CitiesAlive® 2017 Local Host Committee Reception will take place at the Seattle Aquarium a short distance away from the conference hotel. Enjoy a unique networking opportunity at the waterfront aquarium.

 
 

Sheraton Seattle Hotel

1400 6th Ave

Seattle, WA

98101

 

Green Roofs and Walls in the Heart of Downtown Seattle

 

CitiesAlive® opening and closing plenary, all programming, and the trade show all conveniently takes place at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, located in the heart of Downtown Seattle.

Reservations: 888-627-7056

CitiesAlive attendees receive a reduced room rate of only $225 per night for a single room if booked before September 1, 2017

Benefits of staying at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel:

  • Convenient, on-site access to all CitiesAlive® programming and trade show
  • Access to their state-of-the-art Fitness Center and pool
  • 24-hour access to the 
  • Selection of restaurants, cafes, and lounges close to the hotel

By reserving your room at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, you support our ability to negotiate discounted hotel rates for future conferences. We make every effort to negotiate the best possible room rates.

If reserving your room by phone, please indicate you are attending CitiesAlive® to receive the special conference rate.