On October 27 and 28, 2015, the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland and the Syracuse Environmental Finance Center hosted a first-of-its-kind Green Infrastructure Learning Lab in College Park, MD. This event was designed to build on the Green Infrastructure Summits offered over the past two years which promoted peer-to-peer exchange among communities of all sizes as they grapple with local stormwater management requirements and goals across the country. The Green Infrastructure Learning Lab continued this type of exchange, but then connected communities with the tools, resources, and experiences of the Green Infrastructure Collaborative, a number of nonprofit organizations and associations working on these issues. This event would not have been possible without the generous support of the US EPA and sponsors like the American Society of Landscape Architects, Amigos de los Rios, and the Low Impact Development Center.
View the agenda here.
View the presentations below.
SESSION 1 | GETTING TO THE SOURCE
SESSION 2 | THE PERMIT CONNECTION
CONCURRENT SESSION 3A | TOOLS TO CREATE COMMUNITY SPACES
CONCURRENT SESSION 3B | THE BUDDY SYSTEM
CONCURRENT SESSION 4A | WHERE SHOULD THE GREEN GO?
CONCURRENT SESSION 4B | ESTIMATING THE BENEFITS OF GREEN
SESSION 5 | INVEST IN WATER & CREATE INTEREST IN YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE
SESSION 6 | MAINTENANCE
CONCURRENT SESSION 7A | REDUCE FLOOD RISK
CONCURRENT SESSION 7B | TURNING COMMON PITFALLS INTO SUCCESSES
CONCURRENT SESSION 8A | RAIN IS A RESOURCE
CONCURRENT SESSION 8B | BRANDING GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE