Great Lakes Webinars

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Linking Green Stormwater Infrastructure Benefits to Community Priorities

Presented Tuesday, June 23, 2020


This webinar explores ways green stormwater infrastructure can be used as a tool to improve both community equity and climate resilience. The webinar is packed with great ideas from a unique set of co-panelists.


Anna Wolf of CNT provides an overview of its new report, Green Values Strategy Guide: Linking Green Infrastructure benefits to Community Priorities and highlights ways she hopes municipal staff and decision-makers will use it.

Fernando Pasquel and Mark Van Auken of Arcadis discuss large-scale green stormwater infrastructure projects and how green infrastructure investments can become community and economic development assets.

Jennie Fronczak of LUCHA explores how large scale green infrastructure developments, like Chicago’s 606 trail, can lead to displacement, and offers solutions for preserving legacy populations in areas undergoing investment, particularly through the prioritization of affordable housing.

Naomi Davis of Blacks in Green discussed how racist policies and programs perpetuate inequities in Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities. She shares a holistic approach to community development that empowers residents to lay the groundwork for a strong, local, and green economy.

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