Thank You to All Our Participants

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Vancouver, British Columbia from November 30th to December 3rd, 2010 to make CitiesAlive such a success! This event is now over, but we hope to see you all for CitiesAlive 2011 next November. For more information about CitiesAlive 2011 and for other programs run by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, please check out our main website at

Thank you to our Sponsors


Opening Plenary Sponsors


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Thank you to our Promotional Partners

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Please take a look at our Acknowledgments page to see some the individuals working to make this conference great!
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Vancouver Local Host Committee taken at opening plenary (photo courtesy Scott McAlpine/BCIT). From left to right:
back row: Randy Sharp, Kathy Dunster, Peter Levar, Kelly Friday, Blair Bennett
front row: Maureen Connelly, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, Andrea Linsky, Alan Etkin, Andrea Martinello, Steven Peck, Marita Luk, Rod Goy
(Please see below for complete list)

Thank you to our Local Host Committee

Blair Bennett, Soprema; Katherine Dunster, British Columbia Landscape Architects; Alan Etkin, BCIT Web Services; Kelly Friday, BCIT; Helen Goodland, Light House Sustainable Building Centre; Rod Goy, BCIT School of Construction & the Environment; Andrea Kausel; Paul Kephart, Rana Creek; Peter Levar, BCIT Architectural Science Degree; Andrea Linsky, BCIT; Marita Luk, BCIT School of Construction & the Environment; Andrea Martinello, N.A.T.S. Nursery Ltd.; Nicholas Rousseau, BCIT Centre for Architectural Ecology.

Special Advisors:

Cornelia Oberlander OC FASLA FCSLA LMBCSLA, Landscape Architect
Maureen Connelly, MAIBC, University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology - Centre for Architectural Ecology;
Randy Sharp, Principal, Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc.

Thank You to our Paper Selection Committees


Allan Wingfield (Chair), Colbond; Oscar Warmerdam, Sempergreen; Linda Velazquez,; Andrea Martinello, NATS Nursery; John Knight, Rain Bird Corporation; Greg Allen, Sustainable Edge Inc.; Paul Kephart, Rana Creek; Tim Barrett, Barrett Roofing Company; Steven Peck, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities


Hamid Karimi (Chair), Department of Environment, Washington DC Government; Peter Lowitt, Devens Enterprise Commission & Past Chair, GRHC; Steven Peck, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities


Brad Bass (Chair), University of Toronto; R.D. Cameron, Penn State University; Robert Berghage, Penn State University; Jeremy Lundholm, Saint Mary's University; Colleen Butler, Tufts University; Sam Ferro, Turf Diagnostics & Design; Christine Coker, Mississippi State University; Steven Peck, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Research Peer Review

Jörg Breuning, Green Roof Service LLC; Kerry Ross, IBI Group; Brad Rowe, Michigan State University; Bruce Dvorak, Texas A&M University; Corrie Clark, Argonne National Laboratory; Jennifer Appel, Landscape Houston; Roger Hansell, University of Toronto; Robert Berghage, Penn State University; Bill Retzlaff, Southwestern Illinois University Edwardsville; Brian Gardiner, Austech Roof Consultants, Inc.; Hitesh Doshi, Ryerson University; Nathan Griswold, American Hydrotech; Tim Carter, Odum School of Ecology; Colleen Butler, Tufts University; David Tilley, University of Maryland; John Schramski, University of Georgia; Scott MacIvor, Saint Mary's University