By - Jon Brown

Green Infrastructure: Concepts, Planning, Implementation, and Maintenance
June 15-16, 2020 | Denver, CO

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Remote attendance via video conference is now available!

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

  • Ability to 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
  • Testing and implementation of your green infrastructure project
  • Response planning – what happens if the plants die?
  • Defining success
  • Compare case studies and examples: Denver, Portland, Tabor to the River, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Seattle
  • Reviewing lesson learned



EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.1 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, June 15, 2020

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. :: Course Introductions and Objectives

8:45 – 10:15 a.m. :: What is Green Infrastructure?

  • Defining green infrastructure and terminology clearly
  • What are the problems that we are trying to solve?
  • What are the benefits of green infrastructure?
  • Examples: Denver and Portland

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:30 – 12:00 p.m. :: Results of Research: Details and Functionality

  • 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
  • Examples: Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Seattle

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon 

1:00  – 5:00 p.m. :: Planning, Design, and Economic Benefits

  • 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, June 16, 2020

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. :: Construction, Maintenance, and Lifecycle Costs

  • Construction
  • Process of maintenance
  • 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- 10:45 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:45 – 12:45 p.m. :: Operational Modeling

  • What is success?
  • Case studies and examples
  • 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.

Tom Liptan is a Landscape architect, stormwater specialist, urban designer, inventor, researcher, author and green infrastructure ambassador. He was an urban environmental specialist with the city of Portland, OR. Bureau of Environmental Services for 26 years. Beginning in 1992 his research and design ideas were the catalyst of Portland’s green stormwater movement. He researched, designed, monitored, and maintained numerous projects, helping shape city policy and code modifications. He has been nationally and internationally recognized for his innovations and initiatives. He has presented papers at more than 200 venues in 7 countries. In 2006 he won the American Public Works Association award for Environmental Excellence and in 2009 was inducted as a fellow in the  American Society of Landscape Architects. He has contributed to several books and co-authored his own book in 2017, “Sustainable Stormwater Management” a landscape-driven approach to urban planning and design. He is on the board of the Urban Greenspaces Institute. He currently provides green infrastructure consulting and conducts research at his fledgling LIVE Center facilities in Portland, OR and Southern California.


EUCI Conference Center

6400 S Fiddlers Green Cir.

Greenwood Village CO, 80111

The EUCI conference center is conveniently located adjacent to the Arapahoe at Village Center Light Rail Station, allowing easy access to and from DIA, Downtown, and Local Area Attractions.

Nearby Hotels

Each of these hotels offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the EUCI conference center.

Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
7800 East Tufts Ave
Denver, CO 80237
Phone: 1-303-779-1234
2.8 miles away
Special EUCI Room Rate: $179.00
To access EUCI room rate visit
Click “Book Now”, then click “Special Rates”
Click “Corporate or Group Code” and enter CR102338
You may also call our central reservation at 1-800-233-1234 and give them the corporate code of CR102338

Double Tree by Hilton DTC
7801 East Orchard Rd.
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: 303-779-6161
0.5 miles away

Wingate by Wyndham
8000 East Peakview Ave
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: 303-626-2641
0.3 miles away

Hyatt Place Denver Tech Center
8300 E.Crescent Parkway
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: 1-303-804-0700
2.1 miles away

Denver Marriott Tech Center
4900 S Syracuse St
Denver, CO 80237
Phone: 303-779-1100
3.1 miles away


Please Note: Confirmed speakers do not need to register and are encouraged to participate in all sessions of the event. If you are a speaker and have any questions please contact our offices at 1.303.770.8800

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Friday, May 29, 2020
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Green Infrastructure: Concepts, Planning, Implementation, and MaintenanceUS $ 1195.00 US $ 1395.00
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Cancellation Policy

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before May 15, 2020 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

Green Infrastructure: Concepts, Planning, Implementation, and Maintenance
EUCI, 6400 S. Fiddlers Green Cir,Greenwood Village,CO-80111
Starting on
June 15, 2020
Ending on
June 16, 2020
This course will provide a comprehensive overview of green infrastructure terminology, planning and site selection and construction
Offer Price
USD 1195.00

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