Event Title

T5-B: Transitioning from Gray to Green Infrastructure Systems

Location

Bill France B

Start Date

6-3-2018 10:20 AM

Description

Water managers have traditionally used pipes, ponds and other gray infrastructures to divert runoff away from buildings, parking areas, and roadways. In contrast, proponents of green infrastructure attempt to manage stormwater near its origin, utilizing natural drainage pathways and best management practices (BMPs). The transition from gray to green infrastructure requires communication between managers from different disciplines. The Gray to Green (G2G) green infrastructure planning tool is designed to facilitate these conversations—showing users how BMPs can work within the urban area to manage stormwater on existing or proposed development sites. This paper details the functions of G2G and concludes with the application of the tool in a case study in Tampa, Florida.

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Mar 6th, 10:20 AM

T5-B: Transitioning from Gray to Green Infrastructure Systems

Bill France B

Water managers have traditionally used pipes, ponds and other gray infrastructures to divert runoff away from buildings, parking areas, and roadways. In contrast, proponents of green infrastructure attempt to manage stormwater near its origin, utilizing natural drainage pathways and best management practices (BMPs). The transition from gray to green infrastructure requires communication between managers from different disciplines. The Gray to Green (G2G) green infrastructure planning tool is designed to facilitate these conversations—showing users how BMPs can work within the urban area to manage stormwater on existing or proposed development sites. This paper details the functions of G2G and concludes with the application of the tool in a case study in Tampa, Florida.