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Webinar: Green Infrastructure – Advancing Nature-Based Solutions to Urban Challenges
February 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Natural assets like parks, street trees, and floodplains provide a broad range of benefits for urban communities such as flood risk reduction, clean air, and opportunities for recreation. These benefits build community climate resilience and support resident health and equity. However, many of our most important infrastructure and community design decisions continue to be made without fully considering the resilient and cost-effective solutions provided by nature. Nature does not have a seat at the planning table! In partnership with The Kresge Foundation, Earth Economics is pleased to support community-based organizations and agencies considering nature-based solutions to address their pressing challenges.
The webinar will introduce:
1. Green infrastructure, ecosystem services, and ecosystem valuation concepts.
2. A roadmap for assessing and advancing green infrastructure opportunities in your community or agency.
3. Case studies demonstrating the project and policy applications of the framework.
4. A menu of free services that Earth Economics can offer to community-based organizations and agency partners including education, analysis, and policy/funding recommendations.