Green Infrastructure & LID Technical Training - Concepts and Best Practices
The focus of this technical training will be on teaching concepts and best practices associated with urban retrofits and redevelopment. Learning will be achieved through a blend of classroom lectures, site assessments, design exercises, and hands-on activities. This training draws on WMG's experience working with neighborhoods and local governments to install green infrastructure and develop municipal guidelines and policy in the Southwest. While WMG's focus is on the Southwest the intent is for the knowledge gained in this training to be transferable to other regions.
Instructor: James DeRoussel, RLA, and Catlow Shipek, Watershed Management Group
Course Date/Time: January 31st - Feb 1st, 2014, 8am-5pm
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Course information can be found here: watershedmg.org/tech-trainings/green-infrastructure
Course registrants will be reimbursed (minus a $30 admin / processing fee) on cancelation up to 30 days before the course start date. No reimbursement will be paid within 30 days of the start date of the course. All payments MUST be paid prior to the start of the course.
Tentative course schedule includes:
Day 1 -
- Learn to identify opportunities and assess sites for optimizing benefits
- Expand your green infrastructure practices toolbox
- Learn how to design green infrastructure features using best practices
Day 2 -
-Tour and critically analyze the design and performance of green infrastructure practices
- Create a conceptual green infrastructure feature design through a hands-on design session
- Learn what are common barriers and how to overcome them in your community
When01/31/2014 8:00 AM through 02/1/2014 5:00 PM
Location: Tucson, AZ 85716 United States
Contact Phone: 520-396-3266
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Training Fee: Early Registration (by Nov 29th; regular fee $250) $ 200.00
Early Registration for WMG Training Alumni, Students, AzASLA Members (regular fee $230) $ 180.00
Subtropical desert (Köppen: BWh)
Elevation: 1090 ft Annual rainfall: 7"
Come learn how to turn a hostile urban landscape into endless opportunities for planting stormwater to achieve myriad benefits. The course will focus around smaller sub-watersheds in a lower income area experiencing severe flooding and heat island effects. You will learn how to assess and design potential solutions to turn this around!