Green Infrastructure for Washington, D.C. Streets
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
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.
Mayuresh Khare, email@example.com