Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience

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During this full-day introductory workshop, participants will learn fundamental green infrastructure concepts and practices that can play a critical role in making coastal communities more resilient to natural hazards. Local speakers will share expertise on local and regional ecosystems, existing green infrastructure projects of various scales, and ways in which green infrastructure has been integrated into planning processes.

Through presentations and group discussion, participants will learn about a range of natural assets and green infrastructure approaches that can improve coastal community resilience. Most importantly, participants will make valuable connections with a diverse group of both new and experienced green infrastructure practitioners.

Six hours of certification maintenance credits for this course have been approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners. Five core continuing education credits have been approved for certified floodplain managers.

What You Will Learn

After completing this course, participants will be able to

  • Recognize green infrastructure terms and concepts
  • Understand the ecological, economic, and societal benefits of green infrastructure
  • Understand  the wide variety of contexts and scales of approaches referred to as “green infrastructure” today
  • Identify new or existing planning processes suitable for integrating green infrastructure concepts and techniques
  • Identify  local green infrastructure activities and experts with additional information and resources

Host Requirements

This training is provided by request and will be fulfilled as resources are available. Classes can be taught at the NOAA Office for Coastal Management training facility or brought to your organization. The office reserves the right to cancel the course in the event of low enrollment. The cost is minimal for participants and host organizations. Please review the on-site host responsibilities, costs, and site requirements. To apply to host a course at your location, please fill out our host form, and a trainer will contact you.

Contact Information

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Training Calendar

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