This course prepares coastal planners and managers for planning and implementing green or natural infrastructure projects to reduce coastal natural hazards in their communities.
The course consists of two parts:
Part 1: The Basics
- A 1-hour, self-guided online module covers foundational concepts prior to attending the in-person event.
Part 2: Developing a Strategy
- An in-person, one-day event allows participants to interact with their peers and local experts to develop a green infrastructure strategy.
The Office for Coastal Management also offers an introductory instructor-led, online version of this course.
- Describe how green or natural infrastructure contributes to reducing the impacts of hazards and building resilience
- Analyze considerations for choosing and planning green or natural infrastructure projects, including hazard reduction benefits, co-benefits, design, maintenance, and cost
- Identify and assess approaches for successful implementation, including planning, funding, and engaging partners and stakeholders
- Identify local green or natural infrastructure projects and connect with local experts who can provide additional information and guidance
American Institute of Certified Planners – seven hours
Association of Floodplain Managers – seven hours