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Ben Flanner, pioneer of urban agriculture, will showcase his latest rooftop farm at CitiesAlive 2022

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is pleased to announce that Ben Flanner, co-founder and CEO of Brooklyn Grange, will speak about the new food production green roof at the Javits Center during livingcitiesin Philadelphia at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel from Sunday 16 to 19 October. Brooklyn Grange is one of New York’s premier rooftop farming businesses.

Ben Flanner is a leader in rooftop farming. His breakthrough model adapted green roof technology to grow vegetables, leading to several new rooftop farms in New York City, providing cities with green jobs and a new way to access fresh produce.

Mr. Flanner and Brooklyn Grange manage the new farm at the Javits Center, a larger-than-life convention center in New York City. The Javits Center has a 200,000 square foot roof which includes a working farm and orchids that produce over 40,000 pounds of produce each year. This rooftop takes advantage of the large building, has an integrated water management system, amenity spaces, and produces a wide variety of fresh, local produce that it uses in its kitchens.

Mr. Flanner will speak about the project on October 17 at livingcities on how the Javits Center implemented green infrastructure in unconventional ways, alongside Jacqueline Tran, director of energy and sustainability at the Javits Center, and Dustin R. Partridge, Ph.D., director conservation and science.

Rejoin Green roofs for healthy cities at Cities Alive 2022, a multidisciplinary conference focused on innovative green roof designs, breakthrough policies, new research, and the best products and services in the green infrastructure industry. This year, the conference focuses on water management in a changing climate.

Remember to book your conference hotel rooms before they sell out! The conference is awaiting approval of 11.5 continuing education credits for ASLA, AIA, BOMI, IIBEC, and GRP.

About Us:

Green roofs for healthy cities is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association that has been working to grow the green roof and wall industry throughout North America since 1999. Our mission is to grow and protect the market raising awareness of the economic, social and environmental benefits of green roofs, green walls and other forms of living architecture through education, advocacy, professional development and celebrations of excellence. We offer The Living Architecture Monitor, free online magazine. We also provide The Academy of Living Architectureanother online resource dedicated to providing you with the best and most up-to-date professional training information on design, installation and maintenance practices.

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