Green Infrastructure Policy Virtual Symposium

Developing Green Infrastructure Drivers

Green infrastructure can play a pivotal role in COVID19 recovery as nature-based solutions contribute to improved public health, climate adaptation, job creation and economic activity. The greatest drivers of green roof and wall development is supportive green infrastructure policy and the organization of advocacy groups.

For this virtual event, GRHC will bring together policymakers and advocates from across North America who have lead green infrastructure policy programs and campaigns with the goal of making it easier for jurisdictions to implement similar policies and providing a framework that will support organizations in their advocacy efforts.
Green infrastructure implementation through incentives or supportive policy provides city, state and federal government with shovel-ready projects that can speed up COVID19 recovery and create healthier communities for everyone.

Agenda

  • Introductory Remarks
    • Peter Lowitt, Devens Enterprise Commission
  • Green Roof Policy Overview
    • Steven Peck, Founder & President, Greens Roofs for Healthy Cities
  • Lessons learned from Toronto's Green Roof By-Law
    • Shayna Stott, Environmental Planner, City of Toronto
  • Lessons Learned from D.C.'s Successful Green Infrastructure policies
    • Julienne Bautista, Washington D.C. Department of Energy & Environment
  • Public School Green Rooftop Program in NYC
    • Monica Garay, The Honorable Nydia M. Velázquez - U.S. House of Representatives
  • Connecting the Environment, the Economy, & Equity using Workforce Development
    • Julia Hillengas, Power Corps PHL
  • Question & Answer
  • Growing a Green Roof Policy at the Local Level
    • Melissa Ludtke, Mothers Out Front
  • GRiT's Integral Role in Advancing Green Roof Policy in Portland, Oregon
    • Elizabeth Hart-Morris, Executive Director & Amy Chomowicz, Secretary, Green Roof info Think-Tank (GRiT)
  • Green Infrastructure Policy Evolution at the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
    • Karen Sands, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD)
  • Question & Answer


Your Instructor


Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) - North America Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(6) professional industry association working to grow the green roof and wall industry throughout North America since 1999.


Course Curriculum


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