Right now I imagine you are gearing up for what I hope will be a restful, enjoyable Thanksgiving. At PHS, we are thankful for the opportunity to co-host CitiesAlive, the 9th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference, from November 30 to December 3.
CitiesAlive is the only conference in North America devoted to the green roof and wall industry, and this year’s theme is Restoring Urban Waters.
CitiesAlive is an excellent chance to learn about the latest in research, policy, design, and product development for green roofs, walls, and other forms of green infrastructure. The conference will feature dozens of expert speakers, a trade show, and informative and interesting tours.
If you are in the green industry, this is an opportunity you can’t afford to miss. Special reduced rates for the conference are available for groups and students. The rate for five or more people is $299 per person. Student registration is $99. Call 616-971-4494, ext. 222 to reserve.
Backing up for a moment, you really should consider these tours. There are five in all. On Wednesday, November 30 you can tour the great green places in Center City or take the Campus Green tour of innovative projects at two universities.
On the morning of Saturday, December 3 you can tour the City of Neighborhoods (making stops in Northern Liberties, Fishtown, and Kensington); learn about Greening the Corporate Campus and see sustainability at work at a LEED Platinum project site; or dive into Friendly Environmentalism (with a focus on Quaker institutions).
The detailed itinerary of each tour can be found here. Please note that you don’t need to attend the conference in order to attend a tour. The tours cost $55 each (with the exception of Friendly Environmentalism). Register here.
We hope you’ll participate in the fun. Visit citiesalive.org for additional information.