CA03 - Resilience Session 1: GI: Connecting Social Benefits and Building Urban Resilience

Tuesday, November 13 from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM | 183C « Back

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NYC, Chicago, and Copenhagen are addressing increased flooding challenges by incorporating green infrastructure (GI) into their urban fabric, while also providing social benefits through creative partnerships. New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and Environmental Protection (DEP) partnered in 2010 to pilot, design, construct, and maintain a variety of GI practices. NYCHA will present case studies 4 housing developments with potential to capture 16 million gallons of stormwater per year. DEP in cooperation with Copenhagen and Ramboll applied a planning approach developed in Copenhagen to assess inland flood risk and mitigate more extreme rain events, or cloudbursts. A pilot at NYCHA’s South Jamaica Houses, will demonstrate the capacity of GI to mitigate more extreme storms, while also enhancing the area for local residents. Ramboll will present two examples from Copenhagen on how GI projects can increase urban connectivity and drive social coherence through close cooperation with and engagement of local communities and how community involvement help drive the business case for climate adaptation. Center for Neighborhood Technology will present programs aimed at mitigating urban flooding, which engaged residents in a wider-ranging resiliency effort that adds capacity to municipal infrastructure, leverages private investment, and enhances disaster preparedness for the communities.

Learning Objectives:

Consider how to engage community members and optimize co-benefits as well as functional GI elements.

Describe the overall approach for applying GI for handling larger storms.

List technical specifics between various GI systems.

Learn about regional and policy contexts for GI implementation.

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Event Type: Communities & Affordable Homes Summit > Session