Advancing Green Infrastructure in Louisville
Conference Date: September 13, 2012 Time: 9:00 AM -- 4:00 PM Place: Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville
Join us as we bring together diverse stakeholders from the public and private sectors to collaborate and explore new opportunities for expanding the use of green infrastructure in Louisville. These green techniques can be used to address the city’s wet weather pollution problems while beautifying our communities and saving money.
Panel discussions will evaluate Louisville’s progress with green infrastructure to date, provide a national context for this progress, identify technical and policy barriers to the use of green infrastructure in Louisville, discuss “lessons learned” from a design and engineering perspective, and explore opportunities for future collaboration and coordination.
9:00-9:20 Welcome and Importance of Green Infrastructure--Mayor Greg Fischer
9:20-10:50 Louisville Examples of Green Infrastructure--Gordon Garner, CH2M Hill
Phillip Gambrell, Luckett and Farley Architects--articulated pervious parking mats
Russell Barnett, University of Louisville--subsurface storage
Todd Harrison, American Life and Accident Insurance--green roofs
Sarah Lynn Cunningham--residential water management
11:00-11:30 Green Infrastructure Programs in Other Cities--Rebecca Hammer, NRDC
Matt Millea, Syracuse NY
11:30-noon What are the barriers to green infrastructure?--participant discussion
12:15-1:15 Lunch served
1:15-2:30 Louisville Opportunities and Limitations--Gordon Garner, CH2M Hill
Dr. Lauren Heberle, EPA Region 4 Environmental Finance Center--financing green infrastructure
Wesley Sydnor, MSD--MSD's incentive program
Marc F. Hult, formerly with USGS-- Louisville's groundwater regime
2:45-3:45 Addressing barriers to green infrastructure and where do we need to go from here?
Panel moderator Maria Koetter, Metro Director of Sustainability
Bhanu Calvert, DuPont Louisville Works
Tara Brinkmoeller, Home Builders Assoc. Louisville
Phillip C. Bills, Louisville Director of Planning and Zoning
Vivian Llambi, Vivian Llambi & Associates, Inc.
Cliff Ashburner, Kentucky Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council
3:45-4:00 Conclusions and wrap up--Gordon Garner, CH2M Hill
Hosted by Watershed Watch in Kentucky, River Network, & Natural Resources Defense Council
Co-sponsors: Partnership for a Green City, Center for Neighborhoods, EPA Region 4 Environmental Finance Center, Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center and Kentucky Waterways Alliance, Green Building Council, Tetra Tech, Virginia Environmental Endowment
Registration: $20 prior to September 10, 2012, $25 at the door. Includes lunch. Click here to register