Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience
May 25, 2017 | 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Save The Bay, Providence, RI
6 AICP and 5 CFM credits offered
Natural and nature-based green infrastructure practices can play a critical role in making Rhode Island's coastal communities more resilient to natural hazards. In this introductory course, fundamental concepts and practices were reviewed and local speakers shared lessons learned from specific projects and programs.
Target audiences: Local staff and officials (planners, DPW staff, board members, etc.), hazard mitigation, stormwater management, and floodplain management practitioners, natural resource managers, NGO staff, and others working on coastal resilience issues
This workshop was sponsored by NOAA's Office for Coastal Management, the Narragansett Bay Research Reserve, RI CRMC, URI Coastal Resources Center, Save The Bay, Restore America's Estuaries, and the Department of the Interior.
Presentations & Materials
Projects & Ideas (group activity)
Barriers & Solutions (group activity)
Green Infrastructure Concepts & Principles, the Practice of Green Infrastructure, & Implementing Green Infrastructure John Rozum, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Local Landscape Conservation: Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model (SLAMM) Project Caitlin Chaffee, RI Coastal Resources Management Council
Living Shorelines Academy: A New Tool for Outreach, Collaboration, & Decision-making Suzanne Giles Simon, Restore America’s Estuaries
Coastal Adaptation Projects in RI: Strategies to Adapt to Sea Level Rise Wenley Ferguson, Save The Bay
Community/Site Scale Projects: A Tour of Green Infrastructure in RI (with a stop in Newport!) Pam Rubinoff, URI Coastal Resource Center/RI Sea Grant | Scott Wheeler, City of Newport
Long-range planning & zoning: Zion Bible Campus Redevelopment Phil Hervey, Town of Barrington
Doing more with less: collaborating to face the challenges of the future Kate Michaud, Town of Warren
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