Cities Alive! Green Roof & Wall Tours


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 leading-edge design, policy, and research work in the green roof and wall industry.  Their first CitiesAlive Conference was held in Chicago in 2003, and now, a full decade later, the event returns to Chicago, the city with more square footage of green roofs than any other city in North America. MELA will be sponsoring a Welcome Reception to the event.

On Wednesday, October 17 and Saturday, October 20, half-day walking tours and full-day bus tours of the city’s enormous array of green roofs and walls will be held, with experienced lecturers leading the way.  The tours include the rooftop of Chicago’s City Hall; Lake Point Tower; North Avenue Walmart; Rick Bayless garden in Wicker Park; Millennium Park, the largest green roof in the world; and many, many more.  See all the roof tours and register as follows:

Start at this link to review all the tour stops, both half-day walking tours and full day bus tours:   http://citiesalive.org/index.php/program/tours

To register, click on “Registration” at the top of this screen.  Scroll down to “Tours” to see the prices of the 2 types of tour.  You may register for Tours even though you do not sign up for the conference as a Delegate or Exhibitor.  However, to do this, you need to begin at the top of the Registration page, and clicking on either Delegate or Exhibitor … complete the first screen with your information.  When finished, click “continue” even though you are not planning to attend the conference. Choose the last option on the page: “Limited Admissions or Exhibitor Booth Staff” and click “continue.” The next screen will include registration for each green roof tour among the choices.  Continue to Register following the screen prompts.

For more details on the complete CitiesAlive Conference, hear Founder Steven W. Peck, GRP here:  http://bit.ly/OTenQH

Hear Chicago’s Chief Sustainability Officer Karen Weigert preview the Conference here:   http://bit.ly/N3g2Gb

Location: Tours begin at Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 South Michigan, Chicago
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Time: All day event
Access: Public
Created by: Carol Becker
Updated: Sunday, September 9, 2012 10:02pm GMT