June 7th Free Green Roof Conference

Join the NYC Green Roof Researchers Alliance to learn about and discuss cutting-edge green roof research, curriculum, and policy at “The State of Green Roofs in New York City,” Thursday, June 7, at The New School. This is the first-ever forum on the emerging fields of green roof science, policy, and education.
The Green Roof Researchers Alliance is a consortium of over 50 researchers, educators, and policy makers from 17 New York City and State institutions. It is investigating the potential benefits of green roofs, developing a comprehensive overview of green roofs in New York City, and working to expand them across the cityscape.

The conference will open with a keynote by Alan Steel, CEO and President of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Topics to be covered include the development of a map and database of New York City green roofs, wildlife use of green roofs, the benefits of green roofs for stormwater retention and energy use, the role of green roofs in education, and ways we can change NYC policy to promote green roofs.

Free and open to the public. Space is limited—pre-register at http://bit.ly/GreenRoofsNYC.

The event is co-sponsored by the Urban Systems Lab, NYC Audubon, the Lang Civic Liberal Arts Program, and Environmental Studies program at The New School.