Green infrastructure as a practice is gaining momentum and becoming an increasingly mainstream solution for stormwater management, as a part of resilient, livable communities. Jennifer will discuss the current state of green infrastructure in the US and Canada and compare trends and drivers and share lessons learned from different jurisdictions. She will also discuss the economics of green infrastructure, considering how we assign value to green infrastructure assets, and how we quantify this value.
Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to:
Understand what green infrastructure (GI) is, including different terms that are used in different jurisdictions (e.g., LID, BMPs, BGI, etc.), and the broad range of co-benefits and services that green infrastructure can provide
Identify the various drivers for GI, how these drivers differ regionally, and how these influence the way that is implemented.
Explain different elements of the economics of GI, including various approaches to valuation
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