ABOUT THE GRRA &
Green Roof Researchers Alliance
Studying green roofs and promoting their expansion, the Green Roof Researchers Alliance (GRRA) is a consortium of over 60 researchers, educators, and policymakers from 21 different institutions. Founded in 2017, it is coordinated by NYC Audubon with funding from The New York Community Trust.
The GRRA facilitates collaboration among researchers studying the environmental benefits of green roofs, developing policy, creating curriculum, and working to advance green roofs in NYC in order to improve sustainability, resilience, biodiversity, and equitable access to urban nature.
Through mapping, environmental data collection and analysis of biological monitoring, the GRRA has created a centralized hub of NYC green roof information.
Green Roofs NYC is a resource to inform residents, developers, and business owners about the benefits of green roofs and connect them with green roof resources, including policy, finance options, and educational curriculum.
Green Roofs NYC was developed in 2018 by New School students who saw a need to amalgamate various resources and research on the current state of green roofs in the city. Working with the Green Roof Researchers Alliance, funded by a grant from The New York Community Trust, GreenRoofsNYC.com is a clearinghouse of accurate, up-to-date information on green roofs in the city. Website content is contributed by the Green Roof Researchers Alliance, The New School, and the Urban Systems Lab. Green Roofs NYC is maintained by Stephanie Kale.
GRRA Managing Director
Dustin R. Partridge, New York City Audubon
Biodiversity and Monitoring Working Group
Matt Palmer, Columbia University
Environmental Properties Working Group
Lauren Smalls-Mantey, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Education Working Group
Vicki Sando, PS 41
Mapping Working Group
Mike Treglia, The Nature Conservancy
Outreach Working Group
Timon McPhearson, The New School
Policy and Incentivizing Working Group
Danielle Spiegel-Feld, NYU Law Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy, and Land Use
61 Members From 21 Institutions
New York City Audubon
The Wildlife Conservation Society
The Nature Conservancy
The New School
University of Oregon
Public School 41
NYU School of Law Guarini Center
National Wildlife Federation
NYC Parks & Recreation
Seeds to soil
The Durst Organization
The High Line
The Hope Program
The Jacob K. Javits Center
NY-NJ Port Authority
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
The Green Roof Researchers Alliance is funded by The New York Community Trust, A.P.J. O’Connor Fund, and the LuEsther T. Mertz Fund
The State of Green Roofs
in NYC Conference
Join the Green Roof Researchers Alliance in 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.
Held annually, the State of Green Roofs in NYC is the only academic green roof conference in New York City that covers all recent science, education, and policy developments on green roofs.
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