A major Green Infrastructure Conference is coming to Lansing on May 8-9, 2014. This conference is a natural outgrowth of the Governor’s 2012 Special Message on Energy and the Environment. The Governor identified green infrastructure (GI) as a way to improve water quality in Michigan and create recreational space at the same time. The conference expands on this theme to highlight a broad range of benefits and opportunities provided by green infrastructure planning and preservation at local and regional scales. “How-to” presentations and case studies will be highlighted.
Many experts will be available at this two-day conference to discuss what’s being done to advance GI at the federal and state levels. The regional and local levels will focus on codes and ordinances, funding, cost/benefits, and partnerships. The site-specific level will feature presentations on preparation, design, placement, sizing, and maintenance of structural and vegetative controls.
Who should attend this unique conference?
•Local government decision makers and engineers
•Consultants and landscape architects
•Developers and builders
•Business and industry
•Foundations and environmental non-profits groups
Anyone in government, business, industry, or education with duties related to land use and stormwater management
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