Using Green Infrastructure to Manage Urban Stormwater - Webinar Series - March 20-21 and 27-28

  • 20 March 2018 To 21 March 2018
  • Event Host : Sustainable City Network
Stormwater Management
Event Description

Green Infrastructure (GI) uses vegetation and soil to manage urban stormwater. Gray Infrastructure uses only pipes and ponds to manage stormwater. Smart cities use them both, and optimize each.

Green Infrastructure does not replace a city's existing Gray Infrastructure. Instead, the two strategies work best when they complement each other for the least overall cost, with the greatest flood protection, and the cleanest surrounding lakes, rivers and beaches.

This 8-hour urban Green Infrastructure course, presented in four 2-hour webinars, including questions and answers, will focus on: soil protection and rehabilitation; green roofs; green and living walls; filter strips; super-absorbent turf; prairie plantings; pervious paving; rain gardens; stream and shoreline stabilization; urban forests; bio-swales; rain water harvesting; and stormwater wetlands. Also addressed will be non-structural issues such as: cold climate GI; road salt; street sweeping; and capital costs.

Stormwater management practices will address: construction pre-treatment and post-construction. Stormwater treatment mechanisms will address these practices: pretreatment; filtration; infiltration; sedimentation; and chemistry.

This course is appropriate for a wide range of participants. The intended audience includes municipal, state and federal government employees and private-sector consultants responsible for initiatives related to stormwater management, as well as civil engineers, landscape architects, sustainability managers, urban planners and architects.

About Sustainable City Network:

Sustainable City Network is a business-to-government media and publishing company that provides elected officials, federal, state and municipal professionals, educational and healthcare institution staff with quality and timely information on sustainability products, services and best practices. Its academy offers cost-effective and time-efficient training opportunities for urban planners and sustainability professionals throughout North America.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Sustainable City Network
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Peter MacDonagh, director of design + science at Kestrel Design Group, Inc., specializes in state-of-the-art ecological restoration, urban forestry, stormwater planning and green roof technologies. He has more than 30 years of experience providing ecological and sustainable site design for stormwater management, lake and river restoration, natural areas management plans, botanical inventories, urban forests, green roof installations and mining reclamation. He is a Registered Landscape Architect in 7 states and 1 Canadian Province and was inducted as a Fellow of the ASLA in 2013. He serves as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Minnesota's College of Design and continues to build his professional credentials and carry the message of alternative future scenarios by speaking across the world about green technologies in the landscape.

      MacDonagh has designed and overseen installation of all the green infrastructure techniques described in this course, at many scales. These GI techniques will be presented along with case studies from many parts of North America; and will be supplemented with peer-reviewed research.
  • Logistics / Parking

      This course consists of four 2-hour online sessions that take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, March 20, 21, 27 and 28, 2018. Each registrant will be provided with electronic copies of course materials prior to the online course. Each session will be recorded on video, so if you have to miss a live session, you'll have access to the recording on the following day and for 30 days thereafter. Register by March 2 to take advantage of all discounts. (See rates at link provided)

      All class sessions begin promptly at 10 a.m. Pacific, 11 a.m. Mountain, Noon Central and 1 p.m. Eastern.

      Classes will include lecture and Q & A utilizing the GoToWebinar platform. A quiet room and a reliable Internet connection are required to take this course. See for technical requirements.

      Certificates of completion will be provided to all attendees after the final session.
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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