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Green Infrastructure: Achieving Stormwater Management, Neighborhood Stabilization, and Complete Streets Using Formula and Other Funds

Partnership for Sustainable Communities Fourth Anniversary Webinar Series

The Partnership for Sustainable Communities invites you to attend a webinar on green infrastructure on Tuesday, July 16, from 2:30-3:45 Eastern.

The Partnership for Sustainable Communities—a collaboration of the U.S. Department and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—coordinates federal investments in infrastructure, facilities, and services to get better results for communities and use taxpayer money more efficiently. In celebration of its fourth anniversary on June 16, 2013, the Partnership is sponsoring a series of events, including a summer webinar series on housing, transportation, and the environment.

Experts from HUD, DOT, EPA, and the city of Indianapolis will discuss ways communities can use green infrastructure to manage stormwater, help revitalize neighborhoods, and create complete streets, and how federal formula funds can be used to finance green infrastructure.

Green infrastructure involves using landscape features to store, infiltrate, and evaporate stormwater. This reduces the amount of water draining into sewers and helps reduce the discharge of pollut¬ants into water bodies. Examples of green infrastructure include rain gardens, swales, constructed wetlands, and permeable pavements. Green infrastructure solutions can cost less than typical grey infrastructure solutions, such as installing large drainage pipes, and can be equally effective.

To learn about other webinars in the series, visit http://www.sustainablecommunities.gov.

Who Should Attend
Engineers, community leaders, state, local, and federal staff, and others interested in cost-effectively addressing stormwater management problems.

Webinar Details

To request slides from this presentation, email smartgrowth@epa.gov.

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