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1 Thursday October 23, 2014 Green Streets, Places, and Spaces Green Streets reduce stormwater runoff and improve a street s ecological performance. Often, strategies for sustainable stormwater management like bioswales and permeable pavements can also beautify the streetscape and calm traffic. To align public space projects with effective stormwater management solutions, cities are integrating rain gardens and vegetated swales into bus bulb outs and curb extensions that reclaim space for pedestrians. How are cities leveraging funding for stormwater management and beautification projects to simultaneously address street safety, public space and quality of life

2 Thursday October 23, 2014 Green Streets, Places, and Spaces Moderator - Grant McInnes, PE, CPSWQ LEED AP: Leads Arup s land development team in San Francisco Lacy Shelby, ASLA - Principal Urban Designer, City of Minneapolis, Community Planning and Economic Development Jessica Brooks, PE - Manager of the Green Stormwater Infrastructure Implementation Program, Philadelphia Water Department s Office of Watersheds Ivy Dunlap, RLA, ASLA - Landscape Architect, Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, Sustainable Stormwater Division

3 Agenda: Grant McInnes introductions Lacy Shelby identifying potential projects: site design, collaboration, operational considerations Jessica Brooks design and guidance documentation: standardization processes, development of manuals, greenstreets / complete street design and maintenance Ivy Dunlap case studies: partnerships, co-benefits, challenges, leveraging funding of sites Moderated Discussion

4 The Issue: Water in our Cities Conceptual Model The linked image cannot be displayed. The file may have been moved, renamed, or deleted. Verify that the link points to the correct file and location.

5 The Issue: Water in our Cities Conceptual Model The linked image cannot be displayed. The file may have been moved, renamed, or deleted. Verify that the link points to the correct file and location.

6 Project Definition: New York Rising GIS based Green Infrastructure opportunities and prioritization Opportunity Mapping Priority Mapping Pilot Projects HARD INFRASTRUCTURE NATURAL SYSTEMS GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE

7 Project Definition: New York Rising - Opportunity Natural Resource Protection Land Use and Parcel Areas Existing Topography Groundwater Depth Green Infrastructure Potential Wellhead Protection Areas Soil Types Steep Slopes

8 Project Definition: New York Rising - Priority Economic Development Locally- Identified High Impact Areas Public or Vacant Land Watersheds Green Infrastructure Prioritization Existing Drainage Networks Impervious Surface Sandy Inundated Areas

9 Project Definition: New York Rising Combined Opportunity and Priority The linked image cannot be displayed. The file may have been moved, renamed, or deleted. Verify that the link points to the correct file and location.

10 Design: NYCDEP Green Infrastructure Westchester Creek, Brooklyn Near bus stop? In low / moderate / In low / moderate high / high density neighborhood density or neighborhood or corridor? corridor? Outside drip drip line? line? Near Near schools schools and and churches? churches? High point High verified? point verified? Utilities / Underground vaults? Proximity to Proximity to entrances and entrances and driveways? Street furnishings? Street furnishings? Parking rules? Subway Subway above or above underneath? or underneath? Catch basin locations verified? Sidewalk width? Soil permeability? Proximity to to corner quadrant?

11 Design: NYCDEP Green Infrastructure Newtown Creek, Brooklyn Newtown Creek Green Infrastructure, Brooklyn, NY

12 Design: NYCDEP Green Infrastructure Westchester Creek, Brooklyn Augmented Reality Visualization of Stormwater BMPs

13 Hunters Point South, Long Island City, NY The linked image cannot be displayed. The file may have been moved, renamed, or deleted. Verify that the link points to the correct file and location.

14 Bay Meadows Phase II, San Mateo, CA Permanent Pond Temporary Dry Storage Area Street Biofiltration Planters Community Park Storm Drainage Network Parcel BMP s Site Boundary

15 INSERT SLIDES FROM OTHER PRESENTERS

16 Green Streets, Places, and Spaces MODERATED DISCUSSION Moderator - Grant McInnes, PE, CPSWQ LEED AP: Leads Arup s land development team in San Francisco Lacy Shelby, ASLA - Principal Urban Designer, City of Minneapolis, Community Planning and Economic Development Jessica Brooks, PE - Manager of the Green Stormwater Infrastructure Implementation Program, Philadelphia Water Department s Office of Watersheds Ivy Dunlap, RLA, ASLA - Landscape Architect, Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, Sustainable Stormwater Division

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