Green Infrastructure: Concepts, Planning, Implementation, and Maintenance

Green Infrastructure: Concepts, Planning, Implementation, and Maintenance

January 25-26, 2021 | Online :: Central Time

There are many practical purposes for implementing green infrastructure including increased stormwater control, enhanced energy efficiency, and improved water, soil, and air quality. Additionally, green infrastructure beautifies landscapes and reduces heat stress in urban environments, hosting several long-term benefits at a relatively low cost.

This course will be led by Brian Wethington, Green Infrastructure Project Manager, City of Denver and Tom Liptan, Green Infrastructure Consultant, LIVE Center and will provide a comprehensive overview of green infrastructure terminology, planning and site selection, design, modeling, construction, maintenance, and monitoring while providing a number of real world examples and looking at the barriers and solutions to green infrastructure implementation in your region.

Learning Objectives

  • Define green infrastructure and associated terminology clearly
  • Identify the issues that green infrastructure aims to solve
  • Identify the benefits of green infrastructure
  • Define the different types of green infrastructure systems and how they treat stormwater
  • Outline your communities water resources, regulatory landscape around green infrastructure, and identify water quality contaminants that you are looking out for
  • Review site selection and initial planning process including design and modeling
  • Implement a monitoring program
  • Describe your drainage basin
  • Discuss testing and implementation of your green infrastructure project
  • Review response planning – what happens if the plants die?
  • Define success
  • Compare case studies and examples: Denver, Portland, Tabor to the River, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Seattle
  • Reviewing lesson learned



EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.9 CEUs for this event.


Instructional Methods

This program will use PowerPoint presentations and discussion

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for anyone who wishes to obtain a better understanding of green infrastructure planning, design, modeling, construction, maintenance, monitoring, benefits, and project cost estimation.


Monday, January 25, 2021 – Central Time

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. :: Log In and Welcome

8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. :: Course Timing – Day 1

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Opening Remarks and Instructions

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. :: Course Introductions and Objectives

9:15 – 9:40 a.m. :: What is Green Infrastructure? – Part 1

  • Defining green infrastructure and terminology clearly
  • What are the problems that we are trying to solve?

9:40 – 9:45 a.m. :: Break

9:45 – 10:30 a.m. :: What is Green Infrastructure? – Part 2

  • What are the benefits of green infrastructure?
  • Examples: Denver and Portland

10:30 – 10:35 a.m. :: Break

10:35 – 11:15 a.m. :: Results of Research: Details and Functionality – Part 1

  • Different types of green infrastructure systems and how they treat stormwater
  • A look at your community: understanding your water resources, regulatory landscape, water quality, and contaminants of concern

11:15 – 11:20 a.m. :: Break

11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Results of Research: Details and Functionality – Part 2

  • Community examples: Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Seattle

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. :: Lunch Break

12:30  – 4:00 p.m. :: Planning, Design, and Economic Benefits (breaks included throughout as needed) 

  • General planning and modeling
  • Design Considerations: keeping the context of your region in mind
  • Examples: Tabor to the River, Portland
  • Your organization’s appetite for risk

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 : Central Time

8:15 – 8:30 a.m. :: Log In and Welcome

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Course Timing – Day 2

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. :: Opening Remarks and Instructions

9:00 – 9:25 a.m. :: Construction, Maintenance, and Lifecycle Costs – Part 1

  • Construction
  • Process of maintenance

9:25 – 9:30 a.m. :: Break

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. :: Construction, Maintenance, and Lifecycle Costs – Part 2

  • Understanding your drainage basin: debris, sediment, and trash flow
  • Testing
  • What happens if everything dies? Worst case scenarios, steps that can be taken to avoid them, and strategies on what to do if they happen

10:30 – 10:35 a.m. :: Break

10:35 – 11:30 a.m. :: Operational Modeling – Part 1

  • What is success?
  • Case studies and examples

11:30 – 11:35 a.m. :: Break

11:35 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Operational Modeling – Part 2

  • Lessons learned


Brian Wethington, Green Infrastructure Project Manager, City and County of Denver

Brian is the Green Infrastructure Project Manager for the City and County of Denver and responsible for the technical implementation of the green infrastructure strategies developed by the Department of Transportation & Infrastructure.  He provides initial project management for the development and design of pilot projects identified through green infrastructure planning as well as technical assistance for other city agencies and professional consultants that are working to include site scale green infrastructure on their projects.  Prior to working for the City of Denver, Brian worked for the Bureau of Environmental Services in Portland, Oregon and in private practice as a Landscape Architect.  He has worked for more than 25 years on the integration of sustainable stormwater practices in the urban environment as both a designer and as public servant.

Dave Elkin, Principal, Juncos Studios

Dave is the owner and founder of Juncus Studio. Dave has spent his career designing projects that embed natural systems within our urban fabric. From restoring wetlands, designing green streets and green roofs, to gaining public access to one of the largest waterfalls in the United States, his work spans a range of scales and typologies.


Online Delivery

Our courses are designed to be the best possible use of your valuable time – get the information you need to improve your position in the market in an interactive, dynamic format.

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time. 
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.


Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

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