|#e.24778||Monday 10:00AM to 4:00PM
November 4, 2013
CM | 5.50
Evaluating and Conserving Natural Assets: planning for green infrastructure in the developing and urban landscape
University of Virginia
Evaluating and Conserving Natural Assets: planning for green infrastructure in the developing and urban landscape. November 4, 2013 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Workshop participants will learn how to evaluate green Infrastructure and to develop lands use plans for new development or redevelopment which protect, conserve or restore natural assets.
The primary focus of the course will be on evaluating and utilizing landscape features as infrastructure to create both vibrant environments and economies. It will also demonstrate how to plan for green infrastructure at multiple scales from the region, to the community and to the site. Participants will learn how this s strategic approach to land planning can help them to meet both regulatory and planning demands. It will show how already developed landscapes can be redesigned with a green infrastructure strategy. It will describe how to use green infrastructure to boost the community's tourism, attractiveness to companies and improve residents’ quality of life by increasing access to fitness and outdoor recreation.
The workshop will be led by UVA faculty Karen Firehock. Participants will receive a guide to green infrastructure planning.