Vancouver welcomes CitiesAlive 2010: Media passes now available

November 29, 2010

Vancouver, BC: Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) invites you to CitiesAlive 2010, the 8th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference from November 30 to December 3 at the Pan Pacific Hotel and Vancouver Convention Centre. Showcasing Vancouver as a leading city in green roof and living wall technology and research, CitiesAlive will bring together international experts in the latest research, policy, design, and product development of green roofs, living walls and other forms of green infrastructure.

Features of CitiesAlive 2010:

• A six-acre “living roof” housing thousands of indigenous plants and recovering rainwater for irrigation

• Opening Plenary and Tradeshow on December 1 from 6pm to 9pm at the Vancouver Convention Center with opening remarks from Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and keynote presentation from Paul Kephart, renowned biologist, restoration ecologist and expert designer of living architectural systems

• Awards of Excellence Luncheon at the Pan Pacific Hotel on December 2 from 12:15pm-1:45pm featuring Order of Canada recipient and Vancouver resident Cornelia Hahn Oberlander. Oberlander will be recognized with the Award of Excellence for Lifetime Achievement for her contributions to sustainable architecture and long-standing advocacy of green roofs and walls. Her projects include the Robson Square/Provincial Government Courthouse Complex

• BCIT’s Center for Architectural Ecology showcases research and investigation on the benefits of incorporating green walls as part of environmentally-sustainable buildings

• Media interviews with award winners immediately following the Awards Luncheon on December 2 followed by a private tour of the world renowned Vancouver Convention Center green roof.

For further information or to register as a member of the media, visit Cities Alive Media Pass.


For further information, media can contact:

Kelly Friday
Media Relations Manager
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Tell: 604.432.8773
Cell: 604.836.6700