Health & Environment

March 10, 2017

How Can Green Infrastructure Pay for Itself?
11:00  -  12:30
How Can Green Infrastructure Pay for Itself?
Brunswick D

How Can Green Infrastructure Pay for Itself?

There are many examples across the country of successful green stormwater infrastructure installations with important lessons to teach. But besides providing quality-of-life benefits such as cleaner air and water and beautified, walkable neighborhoods, are there quantifiable economic benefits? How are they measured, and where are they seen in New Jersey? This panel will include experts and practitioners to provide insight into their decision-making and how they calculate returns on investment, and will also provide an […]

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Designing Public Spaces that Work
11:00  -  12:30
Designing Public Spaces that Work
Garden State A

Designing Public Spaces that Work

Learn how public data and metrics can be used as a driver for designing great – and well used! – public spaces. Hear about the techniques that design professionals are using to enhance the health and well-being of individuals across the state and how community input and ideas can spur the development of creative placemaking projects that improve quality of life and revitalize public spaces. Track Sponsor: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti Panel Sponsor: NJM […]

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Roundtable: Getting to a Regional Approach to Coastal Resilience
2:15  -  3:45
Roundtable: Getting to a Regional Approach to Coastal Resilience
Brunswick C

Roundtable: Getting to a Regional Approach to Coastal Resilience

New Jersey has been developing densely and extensively along its 125-mile coast and fragile barrier islands for more than three centuries. The need to rethink our development patterns has become increasingly apparent in light of the accelerating frequency and severity of repeated storm events and rising sea levels. These risks ignore municipal borders, presenting coast-wide threats that point to the need for a regional response. This roundtable discussion will explore ways for New Jersey to […]

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