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RESILIENT REDEVELOPMENT FOR EVERYONE - DC METRO

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777 North Capitol St NE

777 North Capitol Street Northeast

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Strategies to Overcome Risk and Unlock Redevelopment Potential for Developers, Designers, Regulators, Advocates, and Academics.

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JOIN the conversation. This half day workshop will explore the anatomy of community revitalization. Hear from national experts and local practitioners. Get creative and cost-effective solutions to tackle site constraints and extreme weather through Green Infrastructure design. Come to network with industry colleagues. Meet experts across the private and public sectors. Participate in design activities. Contribute to a nationally distributed model process for communities engaged in building resilience.

Participants who submit their challenge sites, in advance, may be featured in a nationally-distributed site catalog on resilient redevelopment. Site submissions may be selected for charrette activities. One submission will be awarded up to 80-hours of no-cost design services: http://bit.ly/wef_redev

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Water Environment Federation Stormwater Institute

Be a part of the growing national conversation on resilient redevelopment! Space is limited, so register NOW to secure your spot! We will announce the winners of the Site Design services at the charrette.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • What are green infrastructure (GI) and resiliency (R)? How are they related?
  • What are the national trends in stormwater regulation?
  • What innovative GI/R strategies are being used to overcome project site challenges?
  • How do local redevelopment plans align with resiliency?
  • How is resiliency being adopted in redevelopment opportunities nationally?

SPEAKERS

Rebecca Stack is a civil engineer, educator, and principal of Designgreen. Her 20-year career spans construction site management to complex green infrastructure design to urban ecology education. As a former code official, she has extensive practical experience at the interface of practice and regulation. She was a key figure in the District’s adoption of its stormwater retention standards, off-site retention trading program and Green Area Ratio. Her company manages the District's green roof incentive program and is leading the design of multiple innovative stormwater management demonstration projects.

Marcus Quigley, EcoLucid, is an innovator and engineer working to inspire world-class teams to transform, build, and grow enterprises and organizations to solve our most urgent and complex civil and environmental problems at scales that dramatically improve outcomes for people and communities. He brings more than 25 years of deep technical, business, and industry experience leading and managing major programs and projects and creating and growing organizations.

Mary Gattis has worked for over 30-years on environmental issues across public, private and non-profit sectors. Mary shares her knowledge gleaned from extensive, close working experiences with local and state governments throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed and with regional regulators at EPA. She brings unique Brownfields redevelopment insights to the event.

More Speakers to be Announced

WHY THIS MATTERS

Redevelopment policies and regulations impact owner and designer perceptions of opportunities. Challenging site conditions and risk aversion can mean project sites with Green Infrastructure requirements are avoided. Being informed about innovative approaches and clean water technologies can unlock a site’s potential. Innovators eager to adopt green infrastructure and deliver green sustainable, resilient projects may not be aware of the range of cost-effective solutions. There is a need for regulators, developers, designers, advocates, and academics to ground decision making in real-world difficult site conditions. All would benefit from an evaluation process linking work-around solutions with site type conditions. This workshop explores these needs through an educational charrette platform to provide collaborative informed designs and build a network of stakeholders across disciplines with a shared language for resilient redevelopment.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement CB96336601 to Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency, nor does the EPA endorse trade names or recommend the use of commercial products mentioned in this document.

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