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Green Streets: Sustainable Stormwater Management

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Jim Van der Kloot
U.S. EPA Region 5
77 W Jackson Blvd, SM-7J
Chicago IL 60604

Jon Grosshans, AICP, LEED-AP
U.S. EPA Region 5
77 W Jackson Blvd, SM-7J
Chicago IL 60604

Green Streets is a sustainable stormwater management strategy that also contributes to community redevelopment. Many Midwestern cities are using green street strategies in place of routine street rehabilitation to address stormwater, transportation and neighborhood stabilization goals. By combining transportation choice with environmental strategies, a green street product can support redevelopment efforts from multiple stakeholder perspectives.


Green Streets as a Community Revitalization Strategy
(March 1, 2011)

This webinar focused on projects in Lansing, Mich.; Toledo, Ohio; and Chicago, Ill. From rainwater management strategies to materials used in street infrastructure, many elements of a street rehabilitation project can "go green" to assist with sustainability objectives and neighborhood stabilization.

Webinar speakers:

You can download a copy of the slides used by the webinar presenters, or watch a recording of the webinar (hosted by the Toledo-Lucas County Rain Garden Initiative).

Using Urban Agriculture & Green Stormwater Management to Promote Neighborhood Stabilization and Community Development
(June 15, 2010)

EPA Regions 5 & 7, Technical Assistance at Brownfields at Kansas State University, and Great Lakes Environmental Planning (GLEP) sponsored two webinars that brought together speakers from the Chicago Botanic Garden; the City of Lawrence, Massachusetts; the City of West Union, Iowa; the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and representatives from HUD and USDA. These webinar focused on sustainable development strategies for neighborhood stabilization and how federal agencies, EPA Regions, EPA grantees, non-profit, and community partners can collaborate to promote information exchange and future partnerships.

Below you can download copies of the slides used by the webinar presentations:

Funding Sources:

U.S. Department of Transportation


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