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Bioretention Soil Media, Vegetation, and Maintenance

he Minnesota Stormwater Seminar Series brings nationally recognized experts in stormwater management and green infrastructure to Minnesota for dialogue and discussion. This seminar includes an invited presentation by Stephanie Hurley, Gund Fellow and...

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5/15/20
Managing Historic Grasslands in an Era of Climate Change

Historic urban grasslands include greenspaces of historic value designed for passive and active recreation in the human built environment. Urban grasslands such as cemeteries and parks present unique challenges to landscapes designed in the early...

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4/20/20
Being Prepared for Climate Change: A Workbook for Developing Risk-Based Adaptation Plans

The Workbook presents a step-by-step application of a risk management methodology to climate
change adaptation. By taking a risk-based approach to assessing vulnerability, users have a formal way to choose among adaptation actions. Selected...

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10/15/19
TIPS Professional Community Webinar - Occupancy Data

TIPS Technology Tuesday featured a presentation from Longwood Gardens on Occupancy Data. Learn about technological solutions to better understand visitor numbers, safety, and impacts. 

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10/3/19

 

 
Rainwater Harvesting: Drylands and Beyond

Turn water scarcity into water abundance! These books show you how to conceptualize, design, and implement sustainable water-, sun-, wind-, and shade-harvesting systems for your home, landscape, and community. They enable you to access your on-site...

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9/19/19

 

 
 
HOW ARE BOTANIC GARDENS IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA MANAGING THE RISK TO LIVING PLANT COLLECTIONS IN THE EVENT OF WATER SHORTAGE?

Given the time, money and effort expended in the acquisition, establishment, curation and maintenance of a living botanical collection, and the irreplaceable nature of some living collections, it would be reasonable to assume that these living assets...

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9/17/19

 

 
 
Real-Time Control of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Water Features for Combined Sewer Overflow Mitigation and Water Conservation

Communities are increasingly turning to “smart” water systems to address their often-competing stormwater challenges. This begs the question “how much more effective are smart stormwater systems?”. To address this question, we evaluated the smart...

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9/16/19
Intersecting urban forestry and botanical gardens to address big challenges for healthier trees, people, and cities

Improving urban forests is one of the solutions to achieving several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and making cities healthier and more livable for people. Priority should be given to protecting mature trees and promoting long‐...

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7/15/19
Remediating Compacted Soils Compromised

The effects of urban development write a profound signature on the landscape. Soils are inevitably compacted and regraded or paved over. We have developed techniques that can remediate these degraded soils and provide a long-term solution towards...

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7/11/19

 

 
A GIS-Based Framework Creating Green Stormwater Infrastructure Inventory Relevant to Surface Transportation Planning

The stormwater runoff that carries pollutants from the land adjacent to road transportation
systems may impair the water environment and threaten the ecosystem and human health. A proper management approach like green stormwater infrastructure (...

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6/26/19

 

 
More Than Good Looks: How trees influence urban stormwater management in green infrastructure practices

While green stormwater infrastructure increases in popularity, we are still learning about the role of trees in these innovative practices. In this webinar, Andrew Tirpak will discuss recent research results from studies designed to characterize the...

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5/28/19

 

 
It Rained Two Feet, Now What?

Hurricane Florence dumped as much as three feet of water on parts of Southeastern North Carolina. This occurred only 1 year after massive flooding in Houston, Texas. Epic rainfall events, while still 'epic,' may no longer be considered infrequent. What...

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5/14/19

 

 
Climate Action & Adaptation Plans

A strategic framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change. Cities utilize climate action plans as roadmaps for achieving emissions reductions and improving community resilience. Here, there are several...

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4/15/19
Five Approaches to Build Functional Early Warning Systems

This publication aims to support UNDP practitioners and partners (international organisations, nongovernmental organisations, governments, as well as civil society organisations) in the process of setting up or improving early warning systems. Distinct...

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4/3/19

 

 
 
Opportunities for Reducing Campus Water use through Recycling Case Study: Emory University

Learn about water conservation and reuse at a higher education institution and how that might be applied in a college/university garden setting or at public gardens in a variety of settings/governance structures. 

 
 
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3/6/19
Advanced Lighting Controls with LED

Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory evaluated five different LED systems with ALC at a test-bed site in Fort Worth, Texas, and provided analysis of the added savings and costs of the controls as well as guidance on where ALC with...

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1/14/19
Design, Implementation, and Operation of Modern Wood Energy Systems – Heating, Cooling, Combined Heat and Power

This presentation provides a discussion on design aspects for thermal, CHP, and cooling systems fueled by wood energy. Existing project examples will be used to highlight technology, sizing, and energy system integration approaches. The presentation...

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1/4/19
Towards a tailored indoor horticulture: a functional genomics guided phenotypic approach

As indoor horticulture gathers momentum, electric (also termed artificial) lighting systems with the ability to generate specific and tunable wavelengths have been developed and applied. While the effects of light quality on plant growth and...

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11/6/18
Sustainability by Design: Motivating Pro-Environmental Action and Improving Waste Diversion

Engaging the public in sustainable actions is essential for reaching local and global sustainability goals. The first two research questions of this dissertation focus on strategies to reduce contamination of waste in private and public areas through...

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10/30/18
Storm Smart Cities: Integrating Green Infrastructure into Local Hazard Mitigation Plans

Communities across the United States are facing a variety of challenges, from outdated infrastructure, to water quality protection, to the need to increase community resilience and mitigate the impacts of...

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4/13/18

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