Innovations in Urban Stormwater Management

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
CM | 1.25
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You'll learn about:

  • The most effective and implementable stormwater management strategies in New Jersey urban areas 

  • The dynamics and mechanisms of the planning policies and partnerships that have facilitated the adoption of more innovative urban stormwater management techniques

  • The specific roles that planners and other contributors in the government and the private sector have played in the development and adoption of green infrastructure for stormwater management

  • What has (and has not) worked, from the perspectives of key contributors 

Effective urban stormwater management helps both cities and states protect people, property, and healthy ecosystems. As we increasingly face the need to manage stormwater to accommodate urban migration and redevelopment, an increasing array of innovative green infrastructure strategies can help us improve water quality, alleviate flooding, create community amenities, and shape new development. Yet implementing those strategies locally can be a challenge that requires thinking and working at many scales to build new partnerships for success.

This session explores and discusses the role planners play in achieving effective and innovative stormwater management in urban communities. It highlights and describes planning initiatives and partnerships in New Jersey that have enabled or catalyzed the adoption of innovative storm water management strategies, particularly green infrastructure, critical to meeting communities’ and states’ sustainability and resilience goals and needs. 


Robert Pirani , Hudson River foundation , NY , NY (see bio)
Philippa Brashear , Parsons Brinkerhoff , Brooklyn , NY (see bio)
Chris Sturm , Princeton , NJ (see bio)
Stephen Marks , AICP , , Kearny , NJ (see bio)
Julie Krause , AICP , Titusville , NJ