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Green Infrastructure, Green Highways, and Green Streets will be the foundation for the rebuilding and expansion of our nations infrastructure and a key to our economic growth in the 21st Century. For over Ten (10) years the LID Center has been working with our partners on the development of innovative approaches and strategies on how to integrate integrate grey and green infrastructure in order to protect water resources and promote sustainable design and community development. The Center uses a comprehensive approach that takes advantage of our experience on pilot projects, research, the development of standards and specifications, manuals of practice, training, and environmental management systems in order to integrate and institutionalize green approaches.
 

Purpose

The purpose of this website is to highlight significant Green Highways and Green Streets programs that the Center and other project partners have been involved in as examples and guidance for communities and institutions that are developing green infrastructure strategies for water resource protection, community development, and to address climate change through greening roads and communities.


An Original Collaborator

The LID Center has been at the forefront of the green revolution through groundbreaking research, partnerships, and projects. In 2007, The Center, along with EPA, The Natural Resources Defense Council, American Rivers, Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators, National Association of Clean Water Agencies, signed and agreement to promote green infrastructure as an environmentally preferable approach to stormwater management. Since then numerous organizations, businesses, and communities across the country have joined in this effort.

More information can be found at: http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/home.cfm?program_id=298 


The Center is also one of the original members of the Green Highways Partnership (GHP) and is part of the leadership committee. This effort is being lead by EPA Region 3 and the Federal Highway Administration. The goal is to develop sustainable infrastructure projects that address comprehensive watershed issues through the use of state-of-the-art stormwater planning and design approaches, recycling and reuse of materials, and conservation planning. The Center is developing guidance documents, conducting pilot projects, and providing training for this effort. A national GHP conference is being planned in 2010 by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Neil Weinstein, the Executive Director of the Center, is a co-chair of the conference.

More information can be found at http://www.greenhighways.org 


 

 







 
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