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Nov 2014


OMNI Hotel & Resort 5th Ave S Nashville , Tennessee 37203
Tel: (615) 782-5300
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CitiesAlive: 12th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference


Water is fundamental to life and to green infrastructure. At the 12th CitiesAlive® Green Roof and Wall Conference in Nashville, delegates will explore the many ways in which green roofs and walls can help manage our water resources more wisely. Participants will dig into the science of performance, explore the many interrelationships between energy and water, and investigate the most forward thinking designs and policies that fuel essential innovation in green building and infrastructure.

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Top Reasons to Attend

PHENOMENAL PROGRAMMING In-depth profiles of trailblazing legacy green roof and wall projects, delivered by the best in the sector, celebrate and build a legacy of outstanding performance. Don’t miss the opportunity to drive and develop new industry standards, a core deliverable of the 11th anniversary conference.

FANTASTIC & FUN NETWORKING EVENTS Build relationships at fantastic and fun daily networking events. Every year connections are made, and new business is done, at the only national event dedicated to the development of the green roof and green wall industry.

SOLD-OUT INDUSTRY TRADE SHOW Effectively reach your target market and showcase your products and services to the most active audience of green roof and green wall clients. Space is limited and the trade show will sell out.

UNFORGETABLE, INSPIRATIONAL TOURS A perennial favorite, experience a range of established and cutting-edge green roof and wall projects first-hand and in-person across Chicago.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Training, continuing education units (CEU’s), the Green Roof Professional accreditation exam and networking will build your professional capacity and reach, in one cost-effective place.

BUILDING BUZZ LIKE NEVER BEFORE This year, CitiesAlive will reach more consumers and tradespeople than ever with comprehensive regional and national media, social media and online strategies building up to the conference.


CitiesAlive 2014 is the only trade show in North America devoted entirely to the green roof and wall industry. If your company is involved in this industry or you want it to be, then CitiesAlive is where you need to exhibit. CitiesAlive provides you with dedicated trade show time to ensure you have ample opportunity to make valuable contacts and develop important business leads.

At CitiesAlive 2014, you will have the opportunity to meet with government consumers, professional architects, landscape architects, engineers, roofing professionals and others interested in green roofs, providing you with the opportunity to promote your products and services to these targeted individuals.

CitiesAlive TradeShow Floor

While at CitiesAlive, ensure your staff increase their knowledge by attending the many sessions, workshops and training courses offered.

Don't wait to register for the CitiesAlive 2014 - 11th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference. You'll meet influential people and maximize your opportunities for success.


The theme of the 12th Annual CitiesAlive Green Roof and Wall Conference is - 'Water: the Key to Everything Green'.

If you wish to be a presenter at CitiesAlive, here is the application process you must follow:

This year you may submit an individual paper (presentation) or a session proposal for the Design Track and Policy Track.

Session proposal: 1.5 hours (3 speakers with 3 presentations focused on a similar topic/theme)

Paper abstracts: 30 minutes (1 presentation will be placed with 2 other presentations who submitted individual papers) 

For the Research Track we are only accepting paper abstracts.

2014 Topic Areas

The selection committee is now accepting abstracts with a focus on the following topic areas that reflect the major themes for the conference:

-Water Management: Water Use, Water Efficiency; Wastewater; Stormwater; Process Water; Grey water; Non-potable water; Net Zero Water; Case studies; Irrigation

-Waterproofing; Leak testing

-Economics of living green infrastructure

-Energy Efficiency

-Health and Well-Being: Human Comfort; How Place Affects Behavior; Human Psychology; -Evidence-Based Design; Active Design

-International Challenges and Opportunities: Lessons Learned Internationally

-Technologies and Innovations

-Plant Survival in semi-arid climates

-Design Innovation; Regenerative Design; Resilient Design; Biophilia; Universal Design; Adaptation; Flexibility; Integrated design

-Performance Standards

-Government and Policy: Policies/Programs/Codes; Legislation; Incentive Programs

-Regional Hot Topic: Issues or projects of particular significance to Nashville and the Southeastern USA

Conference presentation will be organized along three major tracks (Research Track, Design Track, and Policy Track) and in 2014 we are focused on presentations in the topic areas listed above. Other topics are welcome but these subjects will be given priority.

Deadline Calendar:

1. Abstract submission deadline: Monday March 3

2. Candidates notified of their acceptances by: Monday March 31

3. Deadline for speakers to confirm interest in presenting by: Friday April 4

4. First draft of papers due for peer review (Research Track): June 2

5. Final draft of Policy Track and Design Track due: Monday, June 2

6. Peer reviewed papers returned to speakers (Research Track): July 7

7. Final draft of peer reviewed papers due (Research Track): October 17

8. Speaker PowerPoint presentations due: Monday October 27

9. CitiesAlive in Nashville: November 12 – November 15. If you are selected to be a speaker at CitiesAlive 2014 your presentation will be scheduled for either Thursday November 13th or 14th at the Omni Hotel in Nashville.

Thank you very much for your interest in being a part of CitiesAlive.  If you would like to be a presenter, please submit an abstract to Tamara Lee at




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