Resilient Cities: Policy, Design and Implementation of Green Infrastructure & Green Roofs in DC

APA National Capital Area Chapter


Thursday, August 25, 2016
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CDT

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Cities are looking to green infrastructure to mitigate climate change: temperature extremes, air pollution, severe storms, Combined Sewer Overflow and flooding. This session explores how officials assess vulnerability and develop green policy, designers support those regulations, and technologies like green roofs are measured on performance, ensuring they support resilient cities.

Hamid Karimi will explore how DC created green infrastructure & green roof policies and incentives that work, to become the leading green roof city in North America. 

Anica Landreneau will employ case studies to explain how to design green infrastructure to meet the Green Area Ratio, stormwater regulations, DC green codes and/or LEED certification, and how these programs ensure we build resilient cities. 

Andrea Saven will employ case studies to explain the technical aspects of how landscape architects use green roof technology to maximize performance: mitigating the impacts of climate change, including wind uplift, drought, heavy rain, heat island effect, carbon sequestration and energy savings.