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Policy Forum: Green Infrastructure in the Capital Region

February 1, 2017: 8:00AM to 12:00PM
Albany Law School 80 New Scotland Ave. Albany, NY map
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NYLCVEF will host a forum on the topic of green infrastructure in the Capital Region. The forum will feature two panel discussions of policymakers and green infrastructure experts, including representatives from the Capital District Regional Planning Commission, Cornell University’s New York State Water Resources Institute, Riverkeeper, and others.

Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Program Director Dan Shapley will appear on one of the panel discussions.

The forum will begin with breakfast at 8:00am and will feature two panel discussions from 8:30am – 12:00pm. The first panel discussion will review the role that green infrastructure has already played in Capital Region sustainable development, including the successes and challenges of specific projects. Representatives from local agencies will discuss the impact of past green infrastructure efforts and explore the ongoing work across the state.

The second panel will shift to focus on the future of green infrastructure in the planning efforts and watershed management of the Capital Region. Conversations will focus on the roles that local government agencies, nonprofits, and businesses can play in encouraging sustainable development and taking advantage of its benefits. Panelists will discuss opportunities for green infrastructure investment and share their visions for the path forward for sustainable development.

The NYLCV Education Fund has partnered with Dr. Katherine Meierdiercks, Professor of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Siena College, to issue a research paper on policy options for the Capital Region in advance of the forum. NYLCVEF educational forums bring together policymakers, advocates, business leaders and the general public for discussion on timely environmental policy issues. Join us on February 1st at 8:00am at Albany Law School to learn more about green infrastructure directly from relevant local experts. RSVP today to reserve your spot at the event.

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