International Low Impact Development Symposium 2013

The 2013 International Low Impact Development (LID) Symposium is being hosted in the Midwestern United States through a collaborative effort between many states, universities, and organizations. The event will bring together over 1,000 professionals to share their research, implementation, policy, financing, and education strategies to build and restore cities while protecting our environment.

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Water Sensitive Urban Design Conference

This upcoming February 21–23, 2012 the Seventh International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design will be held in Melbourne, Australia. Dealing with integrated urban water management concepts and water sensitive urban design measures, the conference will cover themes such as: Drainage and Flood Mitigation, Climate Responsive Design, Urban Water Economics, Social Capital, Urban Landscape Architecture, Urban Ecosystems, among others. The focal point of the conference: “Understanding the nexus between sustainable urban water management and the vitality, livability and prosperity of urban communities is one of the most significant challenges of the 21st Century.” Registration for WSUD 2012 is now open.

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Cities of the Future Conference | Stockholm

The Cities of the Future is a conference that will take place in Stockholm, Sweden from 22 – 25 May 2011. The objective of the conference is to highlight the need and benefits of integrating and emphasizing water in the planning of European cities of the future. This four day event will cover topics such as:  water as a quality in the urban landscape; water centric cities in planning and design; integrating water services with energy production and use of nutrients for agriculture; addressing the dilemma of aging infrastructure in the transition to a city of the future; innovative case studies from European cities; and governance aspects of integrating urban planning and water management.

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Design in the terrain of water | Symposium

On April 1 – April 2, 2011, the University of Pennsylvania School of Design will be hosting the symposium — Design in the Terrain of Water — an event structured around a series of dialogues, exhibits, workshops and talks, regarding three main themes: Activism/ Advocacy, Structure/ Infrastructure, and Imaging/ Imagining – in the terrain of water.  The occasion will gather contemporary thinkers from across disciplines and the globe who are “joined in their intentions to re-imagine our relationship with water, challenge current visualizations, and probe projects and design thinking that constitute water, its visible and invisible presences, in fresh ways.” Part of the collective agenda will be to address fundamental questions, such as:  “Is this a time to re-invent our relationship with water? Is it a time to look to the past, present and future and ask if in seeing water somewhere rather than everywhere we have missed opportunities, practices and lessons that could inform and transform the design project?” For more information please visit the event page Design in the Terrain of Water and to register visit HERE.

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National Green Infrastructure Conference 2011

The Inaugural 2011 National Green Infrastructure Conference is a gathering of policy-makers, practitioners, and on-the-ground implementers of green infrastructure practices and design from around the country. This is the first official conference of the National Green Infrastructure Community of Practice.  Date: February 23-25, 2011 | Location: National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Download the Preliminary Agenda  HERE!

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