Green Roof Researchers Alliance

Studying Green Roofs and Promoting Their Expansion in NYC


[b]Herring Gulls Nesting on the 6.75-acre Jacob K. Javits Center Green Roof[/b][br]© NYC AudubonHerring Gulls Nesting on the 6.75-acre Jacob K. Javits Center Green Roof
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The Green Roof Researchers Alliance (GRRA) is a consortium of over 50 researchers, educators, and policymakers from 19 different institutions. Founded and coordinated by NYC Audubon in 2017 with funding from The New York Community Trust, the GRRA is studying the benefits and potential of green roofs, developing policy, creating curriculum, and working to improve and expand green roofs in New York City. The GRRA is synthesizing knowledge and needs for advancing green roof investments in an effort to improve sustainability, resilience, biodiversity, and social equity in access to urban nature for all New Yorkers.

 

[b]Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages, a 23,000 Sq Ft Native Plant Garden and Green Roof in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Created with Funding from the Greenpoint Community Environment Fund in 2016[/b][br]© NYC AudubonKingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages, a 23,000 Sq Ft Native Plant Garden and Green Roof in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Created with Funding from the Greenpoint Community Environment Fund in 2016
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To facilitate collaboration, the GRRA functions through six focus groups; Mapping; Biodiversity and Monitoring; Environmental Properties; Outreach; Policy & Incentivizing; and Education. Through mapping, environmental data collection, and analysis of biological monitoring, the Green Roof Researchers Alliance has created a centralized hub of New York City green roof information that is being used to develop educational curriculum, start new scientific research, and change current policy.





Contact the Green Roof Researchers Alliance:

Dustin Partridge - GRRA Managing Director
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Focus Group Leaders:

J. Alan Clark - Policy and Incentivizing
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Matt Palmer - Biodiversity and Monitoring
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Franco Montalto - Environmental Properties
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Timon McPhearson - Outreach
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Mike Treglia - Mapping
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Jason Aloisio - Education
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Register for the Second Annual Green Roof Researchers Alliance Conference

[b]Timon McPhearson, Mike Treglia, Greg Yetman, Rositsa Ilieva, Jaskirat Randhaw, and Emily Nobel Maxwell on Stage for a Roundtable Discussion at Last Year's "State of Green Roofs in NYC" Conference[/b][br]© NYC AudubonTimon McPhearson, Mike Treglia, Greg Yetman, Rositsa Ilieva, Jaskirat Randhaw, and Emily Nobel Maxwell on Stage for a Roundtable Discussion at Last Year's "State of Green Roofs in NYC" Conference
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SECOND ANNUAL "STATE OF GREEN ROOFS IN NYC" CONFERENCE
Friday, September 27, 10am-5pm
At the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
With the New York City Green Roof Researchers Alliance

Join the Green Roof Researchers Alliance for a day of discussions, workshops, and green roof visits! Learn about green roof policy, biodiversity, environmental benefits, and curriculum. Meet leading green roof scientists and educators and find out about cutting-edge research being conducted in New York City.

Highlights of the conference include a panel of local scientists discussing green roof wildlife, an analysis of the actual benefits of green roofs, tours of the Javits green roof, a workshop on using green roofs for education, a hands-on field sampling workshop, and discussion with policymakers of the recently updated and improved green roof tax abatement. All workshops are included in the price of admission. Learn more about the conference and register on Eventbrite. No limit. $30 ($15 for students)

 

 

The NYC Green Roof Researchers Alliance is supported by The New York Community Trust. NYC Audubon's Green Roof efforts were spotlighted in their 2018 Annual Report. You can view the publication at:  www.nycommunitytrust.org/publications.
 

 

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