Join Steven Peck and Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) for their FREE Green Infrastructure Policy Virtual Symposium on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM; pending approval for: 2 AIA, ASLA & GRP CEUs.
GRHC FREE Green Infrastructure Policy Virtual Symposium
“In our highly capitalized world, the greatest drivers of green infrastructure implementation are supportive policy and the organization of advocacy groups. Green infrastructure implementation through policy initiatives such as incentives, mandates, or other supportive measures provides city, state and federal governments with the tools to develop shovel-ready projects that can enhance climate resilience, expedite COVID19 recovery, and reimagine healthier communities.
Although green roofs have had a slow adoption as a standard roofing option due to high costs in designs and installation, they nonetheless are cost effective in terms of long-term savings. Cities have also implemented incentive programs to benefit from low-cost financing to cover the upfront premium costs. The first green roof bylaw was passed in 2009 in Toronto, ON, and green infrastructure has since grown in awareness and recognition of its myriad benefits, and is becoming ever more important to consider in the policy making process because of our growing population and the ravages of climate change affecting our communities.
Join us to learn from a variety of North American policy makers about how to administer transformative policy to create a more resilient future with green infrastructure. The policy symposium is designed for policy makers and advocates.” ~ Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Green Infrastructure Policy Speakers & Agenda
Steven W. Peck, GRP, HASLA, Founder & President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities:
Overview of Green Roof Policies in North America @ 12:00 PM
Peter Lowitt, FAICP, Director of the Devens Enterprise Commission:
Devens’ Green Roof Policy @ 12:30 PM
Jeff Joslin, previously Green Building Coordinator and as Director of Neighborhood Planning for San Francisco:
San Francisco’s Better Roof Ordinance @ 1:00 PM
Liz Morris, CDT, GRP, President of Green Up Roofing
Green Roof Policy Development – How Portland Created a Green Roof
Mandate Through Grassroots Efforts @ 1:30 PM
Panel – Jeff Joslin, Peter Lowitt, Steven Peck, Liz Morris:
Panel Discussion on Policy in North America @ 2:00 PM
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By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
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