Low Impact Development Center Green Infrastructure Website
The purpose of this website is to highlight significant Green Highways and Green Streets programs that the Center and other project partners have been involved in as examples and guidance for communities and institutions that are developing green infrastructure strategies for water resource protection, community development, and to address climate change through greening roads and communities.
An Original Collaborator
The LID Center has been at the forefront of the green revolution through groundbreaking research, partnerships, and projects. In 2007, The Center, along with EPA, The Natural Resources Defense Council, American Rivers, Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators, National Association of Clean Water Agencies, signed and agreement to promote green infrastructure as an environmentally preferable approach to stormwater management. Since then numerous organizations, businesses, and communities across the country have joined in this effort.
More information can be found at: http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/home.cfm?program_id=298
The Center is also one of the original members of the Green Highways Partnership (GHP) and is part of the leadership committee. This effort is being lead by EPA Region 3 and the Federal Highway Administration. The goal is to develop sustainable infrastructure projects that address comprehensive watershed issues through the use of state-of-the-art stormwater planning and design approaches, recycling and reuse of materials, and conservation planning. The Center is developing guidance documents, conducting pilot projects, and providing training for this effort. A national GHP conference is being planned in 2010 by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Neil Weinstein, the Executive Director of the Center, is a co-chair of the conference.
More information can be found at http://www.greenhighways.org