TH15 - Adapting to Climate Change: Infrastructure and Resiliency

Thursday, November 29 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM « Back

Abstract Text:

Green Infrastructure strategies and techniques are becoming more mainstream as our urban environments deal with increased stormwater management issues as well as a changing climate. Increasingly, Green Infrastructure strategies are incorporated into urban stormwater management solutions due to the increased benefits over traditional stormwater management approaches, including climate change resilience. This session will give a brief overview of Green Infrastructure techniques and demonstrate how they are implemented in urban environments. The drivers behind Green Infrastructure, including legal drivers, will be discussed. GI benefits as they relate to stormwater management, climate change resilience and triple bottom line benefits will also be presented. Presentations will center on the synergies between landscape architects, planners, and civil engineers and their roles in planning, designing, and championing integrated Green Infrastructure. Case studies will be presented from Boston Green Infrastructure projects including coastal resilience projects currently underway, as well as projects in other communities which serve as precedent for innovative collaboration between designers and engineers.

Learning Objectives:

Understand the principles of Green Infrastructure

Identify and understand progressive Green Infrastructure strategies that provide a "greener" or more sustainable approach to site design and stormwater management

Identify and understand how Green Infrastructure strategies can mitigate the impacts of climate change and be coordinated with resiliency efforts

Better understand the synergies that landscape architects, planners, and civil engineers provide to plan and design more effective Green Infrastructure facilities


GBCI Credit Hours:
1.5 GBCI
AIA Credit Hours:
1.5 LU | HSW

Education Tracks: Beyond Flooding: Designing Resilience

Event Type: Workshops > Session