Complete Streets and Green Infrastructure

Akron Section APA Ohio


Friday, May 16, 2014
1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. EDT

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Presenters will provide a detailed discussion of regional resources, initiatives and best practices that local non-urban/suburban communities are using to in the design, construction and improvement of streets, highways, sidewalks and larger transportation network to improve community connectivity, a sense of place, and the use of “complete streets and green infrastructure” best practices in these communities. With population density spread across larger distances and many different perceptions of transportation choices, connecting people to places in suburbs, villages and townships needs to be addressed very differently than how people are connected to places in a more urban environment. Complete Streets are design to accommodate all users along and across a roadway, and with each street and community being unique, there is no singular prescribed treatment in complete streets design. This holds true for Green Infrastructure design; the application of Green Infrastructure best practices need to be site specific and appropriate for your community. The benefits of incorporating green stormwater management design principles into a project, how green infrastructure can go hand-in-hand with a complete streets project, and how incorporating stormwater management into a project can bring additional grant dollars into your community. Design, safety, capital and maintenance costs and funding opportunities for Complete Streets and Green Infrastructure will be addressed. This session is geared towards townships, villages and communities that have a population less than 25,000.