NEW Light Imprint: Integrating Sustainable Green Infrastructure and Community Design
Green Infrastructure and Community Design
Monday, August 22, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
0.5 Continuing Education Unit
$195.00 (Attendee, Speaker, Sponsor, Exhibitor)
The Light Imprint tool set addresses stormwater runoff through natural drainage, conventional engineering infrastructure, and innovative infiltration practices. These tools are used at the regional, neighborhood, and block scale.
Light Imprint green infrastructure is compatible with urban design that emphasizes compact, mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented design, and environmental efficiency. It is designed to reduce community infrastructure costs. It allows municipal staff, land planners, architects, property owners, environmentalists, development teams, engineers, and land conservationists to select site-specific Light Imprint tools. Light Imprint can be adjusted based on the site location (climate), the soil character (soil type), the intensity of development (transect), the topographical conditions (slope), the initial project budget (cost), and the plan for upkeep (maintenance cost). Light Imprint emphasizes design of public civic spaces and connectivity.
What You Will Learn:
Participants will understand the organization of the Light Imprint Handbook and interactive database on the Light Imprint website. They will see unique Light Imprint characteristics of historic and new communities using case studies that focus on sustainable design and good urban planning techniques. They can specify and use the sixty-four tools that make up the Light Imprint matrix for projects ranging in size from the lot to the block to the neighborhood to the region. In design sessions, participants create site design overlays for projects including brownfield infill development, greyfield redevelopment, historic district improvements, suburban retrofit, and new greenfield village development.
Part I – Introduction to Sustainability and Urbanism
Part II – Case Studies
Part III – Introduction to the Matrix and Toolbox
Part IV – Lunch and Walking Tour of Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods
Part V – Hands-On Design Workshop
Part VI – Roundtable Discussion with Leaders in the field of Sustainability and Urban Design along with Local Leaders.
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