Green Infrastructure for Washington, D.C. Streets

AECOM - Planning and Design


Monday, October 17, 2016
noon - 1 p.m. EDT

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The presentation provides an overview of green infrastructure programs, initiatives, and case studies in the Washington, D.C. region. This includes the latest methods, materials, and best practices incorporated into streetscapes, as well as a description of the technical process.  

The speaker provided a qualitative and quantitative comparison between traditional streets and green infrastructure to convey benefits and considerations. Also discussed were methods of measuring success and a number of “lesson’s learned” from numerous example projects. Specific topics included:  

 Overview of permeable pavements and bioretention

 Key terminology and measures for stormwater management

 Example projects and street cross-sections, including design specifications

 Green Infrastructure Policy Drivers

 Stormwater regulation and the MEP process

 Public/Private initiatives and incentives

 Design Manuals

 Challenges to Implementation of Green Infrastructure


The Q&A session provided additional clarity about local green infrastructure funding programs, in addition to specific details about permeable pavements, life-span, constructability, and applicability.  


Carmen Franks

Carmen Franks, PE, PhD, is an environmental engineer in the Transportation business line. She has been with AECOM for 2 years. Prior to AECOM, she worked for the District Department of Transportation in Washington, DC. Since 2013, she has taught Environmental Engineering and Sustainability courses at the University of Maryland ... Read More

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