CitiesAlive 2018 – Green Infrastructure
CitiesAlive 2018 – Green Infrastructure: Designing the Future of Resilience is taking place September 24-27 in New York City.
Brought to you by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities over 4 days, policymakers, researchers, architects, urban ecologists, landscape architects, engineers, contractors, building owners, students, and educators will come together to learn from and engage directly with those at the forefront of the Green Infrastructure movement. This year’s conference theme will focus on how green infrastructure builds resilience and equity in cities.
Our Keynote Speakers
To learn more about the keynotes, visit citiesalive.org/keynotes.
CitiesAlive conference training courses are approved for up to 7 HSW CEUs by ASLA, 7 AIA CES, 7.5 RCI CEHs and 7 GHRC GRP CEUs. CitiesAlive conference sessions are approved for up to 11.5 HSW CEUs by ASLA, 11.5 AIA CES, 15 RCI CEHs and 11.5 GRHC GRP CEUs.
CitiesAlive 2018- Green Infrastructure Sessions & Trainings
NYC DEP Green Infrastructure Grant Program
The NYC DEP Green Infrastructure Program was established in 2011 in compliance with NYC Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) requirements to reduce combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharges into New York City’s water bodies. As part of this program, DEP established the Green Infrastructure Grant Program to incentivize the development of GI on private property.
Green Infrastructure Investment and Health
Urban planners and policy-makers aim to improve the quality of life within their cities and address inequities, but need tools to be able to quantify the health benefits of proposed green infrastructure improvements. DALY analysis can provide this key information to enable health-sustainable decisions on green infrastructure and resiliency projects.
Implementation of the citizen-led 2017 Denver Green Roof Ordinance
The Denver Green Roof Ordinance was passed by voters in the 2017 election. A Task Force was convened by the City of Denver to recommend adoption tactics to City Council. This unique citizen-led approach to green roof policy provides policy adoption lessons for green infrastructure advocates.
The National Green Infrastructure Certification Program – A Focus on Workforce Development
NGICP is the standard for national certification of green infrastructure (GI) construction, inspection, and maintenance workers. Created under the leadership of WEF and DC Water, along with 14 US Partner utilities, the program has evolved into a workforce development effort that can be implemented at the local level.
NYC’s Green Infrastructure Research & Development Project
This presentation describes the monitoring strategy and protocols developed as part of the NYC DEP’s Green Infrastructure Research and Development Project to support NYC’s strategy to reduce stormwater runoff generated from separately-sewered areas. The purpose of this project is to assess green infrastructure performance over time.
International Collaboration on Green Infrastructure for Changing Climate
Globally, many large cities – including in the US, Denmark, and the Netherlands – are increasingly focused on challenges posed by heavy rain and are implementing Green Infrastructure to mitigate flooding. Speakers will highlight the solutions developed by New York City, Copenhagen and Amsterdam, and how each city is learning from the other.
Valuing The Benefits of Green Infrastructure Training
The benefits of green infrastructure are well known, but difficult to value. This difficulty creates an obstacle, where green infrastructure is often not considered when making an important investment and asset management decisions. The goal of this course is to introduce individuals (especially those in the public sector) to introductory economic principles and help them begin to value the benefits provided by green infrastructure in their communities.
Living Architecture Performance Tool Workshop
The Living Architecture Performance Tool (LAPT) is a rating system and resource, designed to certify that green roofs and walls are designed to achieve certain measurable and replicable performance benefits so that they can be funded, designed, installed, and maintained with a higher degree of confidence. In 2018, the LAPT v.1 was released, and pilot projects are encouraged to participate. This workshop will offer registrants detailed information on each of the credits, clarity on areas of ambiguity, and a chance to work through challenges with tool administrators. Complimentary registration to this workshop is offered for projects that register for the LAPT pilot phase.
Don’t Miss CitiesAlive – Green Infrastructure & Much More Next Week
For more information on speakers, events, and the venue visit citiesalive.org
~ Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC)
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities’ mission is to increase the awareness of the economic, social and environmental benefits of green roofs and green walls, and other forms of living architecture through education, advocacy, professional development and celebrations of excellence.
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Contact Steven Peck, GRHC founder and president at [email protected] and 416-971-4494 x 233.