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Green Infrastructure? A Symposium on the Technologies of Nature and the Natures of Technology

  • Morgan Buillding – Gallery 205 South 34th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States (map)

Green Infrastructure? A Symposium on the Technologies of Nature and the Natures of Technology

Convened by Allison Lassiter & Nikhil Anand

Sponsored by the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities

Cosponsored by the Department of Anthropology, SAS and Department of City and Regional Planning, PennDesign


Schedule:

9:30-10:00: Introductory remarks- Allison Lassiter and Nikhil Anand, Penn

10:00-10:45 : James Wescoat, MIT. “Blue-Green Infrastructure in Boston and Bombay: An Initial Exploration of Long-Term Comparative Methods.”

Discussant: Nikhil Anand, Penn

10:45-11:00: Coffee

11:00-11:45: Franco Montalto, Drexel. “Enhancing Urban Communities Through Applied, Multifunctional Green Water Infrastructure Research- From Science to Practice.”

Discussant: Stephanie Chiorean, Penn Water Center

11:45-12:30: Kessie Alexandre, Princeton. “When It Rains: Resilience, Redevelopment, Stormwater Infrastructure in the Postindustrial Cityscape”

Discussant: Billy Fleming, Penn

12:30-1:30: Lunch

1:30-2:15: Daniel Brent, Penn State. “An economic perspective on green infrastructure”

Discussant: Allison Lassiter, Penn

2:15-3:00: Sasha Eisenman, Temple. “The ups and downs of green infrastructure: Topographic variation in plant health within bioswales along I-95”

Discussant: Nick Pevzner, Penn

3:00-3:15: Coffee

3:15-4:00: Edgar Westerhof, Arcadis. “Preparing for the Flood – Meeting Global Climate Challenges with Co-Benefits”-

Discussant: Kim Thomas, Penn State

4:00-5:00: Closing Discussion

5:00-6:00: Reception

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