Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience
Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)
Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience
A workshop sponsored by the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and NOAA Coastal Services Center.
Green Infrastructure incorporates the natural environment and constructed systems that mimic natural processes in an integrated network that benefits nature and people. A green infrastructure approach to community planning helps diverse community members come together to balance environmental and economic goals.
This day-long workshop will include a morning introductory course and afternoon panels by local experts. Lunch and morning refreshments will be provided.
The morning course, led by NOAA Coastal Services Center staff, will introduce participants to the fundamental green infrastructure concepts that play a critical role in making coastal communities more resilience to natural hazards. Through lectures, group discussion, and exercises, participants will identify natural assets in their communities that improve coastal resilience and will identify key stakeholders and planning processes that can support green infrastructure design and protection.
During the afternoon, we will delve into the nuts and bolts of green infrastructure projects in the San Francisco Bay Area. We will hear from local experts who are implementing green infrastructure on the ground at multiple scales, from street projects to watersheds. The afternoon panels will be moderated for lively discussion.
Who Should Attend: City and county officials, Engineers, Floodplain managers, Landscape Architects, NGO’s, Planners, and other Decision Makers involved in Coastal Management Issues