Webinar: Improving Sustainability in Urban Areas with Green Infrastructure
Future-Proofing Cities Against Extreme Weather with Green Infrastructure and Smart Water Management
We’re in an era where cities are looking to the future and finding new ways to become more sustainable and resilient in the face of climate change. A proactive way for cities to be more sustainable is by implementing green infrastructure.
This is infrastructure that considers the natural environment when planning urban land use and includes green roofs, rain gardens, urban tree canopies, and more. Cities who prioritize green infrastructure over traditional grey infrastructure reap several benefits — and one of the key considerations when planning and designing green infrastructure is the role of water.
This webinar will cover:
- What green infrastructure is
- How it helps cities become more sustainable and resilient
- The important role of water and smart irrigation in maintaining green infrastructure
- How Baseline’s adaptable smart irrigation systems are being used successfully around the country for various types of green infrastructure
- An overview of the green infrastructure and the Baseline systems maintaining it at Hudson Yards in New York
John Keul, Director of Horticulture, Hudson Yards
John Keul is a landscape management professional who works in public spaces to provide a vibrant greenspace in an urban environment. John believes his work is essential in providing a healthy greenspace connection for NYC citizens. John’s work has included years of leadership positions in golf course management to compliment his public space tenures at multiple high-profile locations such as Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis, Trump National Golf Club, Central Park NYC, and he is currently working as the Director of Landscapes for Related Companies at Hudson Yards, NYC. John holds a Horticultural B.S. Degree from Colorado State University which compliments decades of ‘make mistakes and grow’ experience.
Chris Wright, VP of Sales, HydroPoint
Chris is a seasoned irrigation professional who utilizes his extensive knowledge of irrigation efficiency to influence the proper design, implementation, and maintenance of irrigation technologies to promote water management and conservation. His expertise in two-wire technology and associated devices, including soil moisture sensors and flow sensors, is invaluable in today’s industry as landscape architects, municipalities and public agencies look for ways to reduce water use in the face of restrictions, regulations and mandates.
Andy Humphrey, Irrigation Technology Consultant
Andy Humphrey is professionally trained as a landscape & irrigation designer and became one of Baseline’s first employees in 2007. He is known for developing Baseline’s first sales, and for helping designers, contractors, and distributors use technology to improve their business. Today, he is an Irrigation Technology & Ecommerce Consultant, the founder of SprinklerSupplyStore.com, and host of The Sprinkler Nerd Podcast.
Levis Stadium is currently one of the largest buildings registered with the U.S. Green Building Council. It’s also the first U.S. stadium that has both a green roof and solar panels.
Green cities are rapidly becoming the way of the future, with many social, economic, and environmental benefits. So, what makes a city green?
Water has entered a new era where it is no longer economically, socially, or even legally sustainable for sites to waste water.