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October 24, 2013
CM | 1.50
Planning in the West Webinars: Implementing Green Infrastructure Strategies
Green Infrastructure is generally defined as bringing the natural and built environments together by using landscapes as infrastructure. There are numerous benefits of incorporating green infrastructure strategies into a city. Some of those include effective stormwater management, restored ecosystems, reduced urban heat island effect, improved quality of life and enhanced recreation, improved air quality, energy conservation and carbon offsets, and higher property values.
In this webinar, three presenters will provide examples of green infrastructure strategies that cities can implement. Irene Ortega, President of the Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (AzASLA) will share two ordinances that the City of Tucson adopted that incorporate green infrastructure strategies, including green streets and rainwater harvesting. In addition, Barnabas Kane of T. Barnabas Kane & Associates Landscape Architecture will share the stormwater management techniques used for the Northern Arizona University. The third presenter, Laura Mielcarek, a Landscape Architect at Wheat Scharf Associates will highlight the green infrastructure strategies used on Scott Avenue as a part of the City of Tucson Downtown Infrastructure Improvements Project.
This webinar will demonstrate to planners a variety of green infrastructure techniques that they can take back to their cities in order to create safer, resilient, and more attractive communities.