LPI/SPDC to present joint study on integrated asset management at Green Infrastructure Conf. in May

posted on April 6, 2017 2:10pm

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Sewer covers provide a quick point of access to underground infrastructure in legacy cities. (view larger image) Sewer covers provide a quick point of access to underground infrastructure in legacy cities.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and its partners are hosting the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Green Infrastructure Conference May 31-Jun. 2, 2017, at the Cobo Center in Detroit. Registration is now live. This is the first conference to focus on using green infrastructure across the landscape with a primary goal of protecting the surface waters in the Great Lakes region. The time is right for a comprehensive look at this important topic. With eight concurrent tracks addressing such topics as green infrastructure technology, economics, local government/public works, and multijurisdictional/regional scale, this conference has something for everyone.

This conference is expected to draw up to 1,000 engineers, landscape architects, water quality professionals, government officials (local, state, provincial, and federal), developers, planners, academia, drain and road agencies, conservation and nonprofit organizations, and interest groups from around the Great Lakes basin in Canada and the U.S.

On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 2:50 p.m., the Land Policy Institute’s (LPI) interim director Mark Wyckoff, will co-present at a breakout session on Planning & Blight with Mohamed El-Gafy, a SPDC Construction Management associate professor. This session will highlight findings from a 2016 study by LPI and School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC) on “Integrated Asset Management,” which focuses on dealing with neglected infrastructure and vacant properties in legacy cities.

On Mar. 8, 2017, former LPI researcher Mary Beth Graebert and Mohamed El-Gafy, co-presented on this study at the Water Infrastructure Conference in Flint.

To register and learn more, visit: 2017 Green Infrastructure Conference.