Green Infrastructure 201: Implementing Green Infrastructure at Multiple Scales

July 16-19, 2012
Shepherdstown, WV

This pilot course offering provides participants with applications and techniques for the implementation of Green Infrastructure at multiple scales. Building off of The Conservation Fund’s Strategic Conservation Planning Using a Green Infrastructure Approach Course, this offering will examine the next steps for on-the-ground implementation of green infrastructure focusing on how to obtain a maximum return-on-investment so that projects are streamlined and delivered at least cost, while retaining the viability of the network.

The four-day course highlights leadership and stakeholder engagement, financing and network management, legal and regulatory issues, and support tools for the optimization of the decision-making process. Hear from expert green infrastructure practitioners as they discuss lessons learned on creating success and overcoming challenges, explore trends in implementation from urban to regional scales, and learn about the latest applications of green infrastructure as related to climate change, water, transportation, and ecosystem services.

Course Objectives:
* Explore trends and applications of Green Infrastructure implementation strategies from the urban/ site scale to the regional/landscape scale
* Survey the critical components of the implementation process including sustained leadership and stakeholder engagement, priority setting and decision-making, and financing
* Showcase implementation tools for the management and maintenance of networks, overcoming legal liability and regulatory barriers, and working with existing plans
* Explore implementation strategies for green infrastructure as it relates to water quality / quantity issues, climate change adaptation, and transportation and grey infrastructure project delivery

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Green Infrastructure 201: Implementing Green Infrastructure at Multiple Scales