EP January Forum: Constructing Green Infrastructure in the public right-of-way

Continuing Education Credits

Approved for 1.0 CE Hours
Approved for 1.0 HSW/LU Hours
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Urban Green Council Member
Free Admission

Join Urban Green Council's Emerging Professionals to learn about New York City Parks efforts to implement green infrastructure in the public right-of-way. The session will discuss technical lessons learned from construction as well as performance data gained from research sites.

Launched in 1996, the Greenstreets program began as a partnership between NYC Parks and the NYC Department of Transportation. The program was created to change unused road area into green space. Since its beginning, over 2,500 Greenstreets have been built citywide. 

In 2010, the Greenstreets program became the Green Infrastructure Unit, expanding their focus to active stormwater capture and partnering with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to build cost-effective green infrastructure to reduce runoff in priority sewersheds and reach water quality goals.

Mary Nunn, RLA
LEED Green Associate, Associate ASLA, Landscape Architect, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Mary is a landscape architect for the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Green Infrastructure Unit. At Parks, she has worked on a variety of projects citywide with an emphasis on sustainable design and stormwater management. Currently, she is responsible for the project management and design of green infrastructure systems along the Bronx River and Hutchinson River. She received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Pennsylvania State University, and a Certificate in Construction Project Management from New York University. She currently serves on American Society of Landscape Architect's New York Chapter Executive Committee.



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