The webinar GSI on Schoolyards: Barriers and Solutions was held on Thursday, October 31, 2019.
In this webinar, presenters shared the results of a new report outlining known challenges and solutions to implementing Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) on schoolyards. The webinar featured presentations from representatives of each of the four case studies included in the report. This report is a project of the Green Infrastructure Leadership Exchange Collaborative Grant Program.
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In August, the Exchange Collaborative Grant Program awarded $100,000 to fund two new projects. The Collaborative Grant Program is a key tool for Exchange members to work on common problems together. The program is designed to support the Exchange’s goal to improve the speed, cost, and impact of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) programs through member collaboration.
2019 Awarded Projects:
- Led by the City of Gresham, OR, members of the Details and Specifications Workgroup were awarded a grant to develop a library of green infrastructure details, specifications, and policies related to GSI that can be used as a reference throughout the country. Collaborating members include Seattle, Portland OR, Omaha, Vancouver, Toronto, and Ft. Lauderdale.
- The City of Tucson is leading an initiative to develop an equity lens for GSI to better recognize and address GSI programs, policy and implementation practices affecting the quality of community engagement, workforce development and distribution of assets. Collaborating participants include Philadelphia, PA, Grand Rapids, MI, Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC.