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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

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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.

Agenda

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   

 10:50-11:00         Break

 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

2:30-2:45           Break          

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

For more information, please contact Hank Graddy or Randy Strobo.

 

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