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 Planners, Engineers, Contractors, Developers,

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Architects, Landscape Architects, Researchers,

Government Officials, Elected Officials

 

When

Thursday August 26, 2010 at 8:00 AM 

Registration begins at 7:30 AM

Where

Ramada Palms Inn & Conference Center 
201 E University Avenue
Las Cruces, NM 88005
 
Conference rate available by calling (575)526-4411 and mentioning "Green Infrastructure Conference."

http://www.ramadalascruces.com/
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About Las Cruces            http://www.lascrucescvb.org/ 

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE SOUTHWEST:CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

This workshop will explore the use of green infrastructure in arid environments and  

  • Promote interdisciplinary professional dialogue to increase awareness about Green Infrastructure (GI) and Low Impact Development (LID); 
  • Identify certain GI-LID approaches proven to perform in arid environments and strategies to increase their implementation; and
  • Challenge other GI-LID approaches and discuss whether and how these issues might be overcome.  Some challenges include climate pattern, soil characteristics, and regulatory environment (e.g., interstate compact, design standards).

 Green Infrastructure (GI) and Low-Impact Development (LID) techniques are gaining in popularity because of their ability to reduce runoff, improve storm water quality, preserve or create valuable habitat, contribute to more livable and walkable communities, and achieve points for LEED projects.  However, the field is still emerging and there are many challenges ahead, including some unique to the desert southwest.

Our keynote speaker will be Neil Weinstein from the Low impact Development Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to research, development, and training for water resource and natural resource protection issues.  In addition, Congressman Harry Teague (D-NM) will address the conference.

Continuing education credits offered for PE, AICP and AIA; credits are pending for LEED and ASLA.

Contact                                                                                 Tentative Agenda 

Tom Schuster 
City of Las Cruces 
tschuster@las-cruces.org 
(575) 528-3069 

Register Now!
Registration is $75, and registration will close on Friday, August 20th. So if you haven't already registered, please sign up soon.
 
A NOTE ABOUT REGISTRATION
:  If you try to register online and can't, it just means that we have temporarily gone off-line to update our agenda.  Registration is OPEN, so try again a bit later.  If you would like to pay for your registration by CHECK, please contact Carol McCall at 575.528-3209 or
cmccall@las-cruces.org for a Registration Form.  Thanks!