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Wednesday, July 22 • 9:45am - 10:45am
Strategies for achieving sustainable and resilient infrastructure

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Many communities have established policy and prepared strategic plans to be more sustainable and resilient. Three cities, Norfolk, Newport News and Richmond, will present their strategies for enhancing their communities through sustainable practices and their efforts to implement. They will discuss the challenges and opportunities working with the internal agencies, politicians, and the community at large. Part of the initiatives is measuring success. Our City representatives will discuss their methods for tracking progress. In addition, this session will discuss improving infrastructure design though sustainable practices such as stormwater management, reducing potable water consumption, managing health island effects.

One of the tools that will be discussed is the Envision™ rating system, which was developed by the leading associations in public works and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University. The Envision system is based on the infrastructure project’s impact on five key factors: quality of life, the community leadership, the natural environment, resource allocation, and climate and risk. The presentation will include the tools (checklist and the rating tool) and how they can be used in your projects or local jurisdictions. 

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Diane Linderman

Managing Director, VHB, Inc
Diane's career in both the public and private sectors in Central Virginia has focused on infrastructure planning and design. She has practiced as a professional engineer in both the public and private sector. During the ten years at VHB, she has focused on serving municipal and... Read More →

Denise Thompson

Environmental Protection Programs Mgr, City of Norfolk
Resilience, sustainability, energy management, coastal flooding, urban community gardens, biking, trees, oyster gardens, urban bee keeping, wetlands restoration, LEED, Brownfields, Green & Complete Streets, mermaids.
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Alicia Zatcoff

Sustainability Manager, City of Richmond
Anything...I'm an open book...well...almost

Wednesday July 22, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Monticello Ballroom Sheraton Waterside Hotel

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