DEEP: Green Infrastructure Symposium

Connecticut Green Infrastructure Symposium
The Connecticut DEEP sponsored a statewide Green Infrastructure Symposium for Land Use and Public Works professionals on Thursday September 19, 2013.  Funded by a Long Island Sound Study Enhancement Grant, the symposium's primary goal was to help attendees overcome barriers and create opportunities to use green infrastructure and low impact development practices in their towns.  Academic researchers, state and municipal land use and public works professionals, representatives from non-profit organizations, and private sector engineers shared their expertise and gave their insights and perspectives on issues related to design, installation, operation, and maintenance of green infrastructure practices and how to overcome obstacles to putting these practices to work.
Many of the symposium presentations and all of the materials distributed at the symposium are provided here for your information and use.  We hope this information will provide you with the tools you need to actively plan for and implement green infrastructure projects in your town.
Overcoming the Top 3 Barriers to GI/LID Implementation
Laying a Municipal Foundation for GI/LID
Municipal Panel: Realizing GI/LID Opportunities, Benefits, and Incentives
  • Kim Barbieri, Land Use Office, City of Torrington (MLUE)
  • Martin Connor, Department of Land Use, Town of Goshen (MLUE) 
  • Hiram Peck, Planning and Land Use Department, Town of Simsbury: (MLUE and Presentation
  • Linda Farmer, Planning and Community Development, Town of Tolland: Design Manual 
  • Jim Michel, Department of Public Works, Town of Greenwich: Stormwater Drainage Manual Website
Planning for GI/LID Results in Healthy Watersheds and a Healthy Bottom Line
Overcoming Obstacles and Creating Opportunities
Closing Session: Help Us Help You
Connecticut DEEP GI/LID Resources
Other EPA Resources: