June 4: Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN) Seminar Series

CCRUN invites you to the next presentation in the Green Infrastructure, Climate and Cities Seminar Series, to be held Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Drexel University.  Join the discussion about the risks and opportunities presented to our urban communities by climatic extremes, and what decision makers, researchers, and practitioners are learning about how to address these issues.

Space is limited, so please RSVP for both in-person and webinar attendance at http://www.ccrun.org/seminars.

This month’s presentation:

Planning Green Infrastructure with Stakeholder Input


Franco Montalto, Associate Professor, Drexel University’s Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department

Katharine Travaline, Assistant Teaching Professor, Drexel University’s History and Politics Department

Green infrastructure (GI) is a decentralized approach for managing water, enhancing urban sustainability and promoting regional resilience. Early implementation has focused extensively on finite, yet accessible, publically owned land. To meaningfully alter ecosystem function, GI implementation needs to be widespread and significant in scale over longer time horizons. This task is complex since urban landscapes are composed of a patchwork of different land uses, managed by numerous kinds of public and private stakeholders, each with different goals, means, and perspectives. In this talk, Dr. Montalto will present some of his lab’s initial efforts to engage stakeholders in the planning, modeling, operation, and monitoring of urban GI facilities. The presentation will be used to foster a discussion about stakeholder engagement in green infrastructure.


For more information please visit:  http://www.ccrun.org/seminars


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