Green Infrastructure (GI) is traditionally thought of as rain gardens or porous pavement, but GI can also include land use and reclaiming vacant land for uses that compliment and facilitate stormwater management. Therefore, during this session, attendees will hear about how several GI practices can holistically incorporated on one site and how three local non-profit institutions are employing “non-traditional” GI practices on vacant or underutilized land in urban areas. Not only do these efforts put land back in productive use, but they also provide for vegetated landscapes to absorb stormwater.
Amy Klein has more than 30 years of professional experience in non-profit management, strategic planning, program development, fundraising and financial oversight. As Chief Executive Officer at Capital Roots (formerly Capital District Community Gardens), she spearheads the 40+ year-old non-profit’s mission to nourish healthy communities by providing access to fresh ... Read More
Scott is the Educational Director of the Radix Ecological Sustainability Center and the Urban Agriculture Chair of Albany’s Sustainability Advisory Committee. He has a M.S. in Environmental Science from Johns Hopkins and a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies from RPI. He presently is visiting faculty in ... Read More
Sean Taylor holds a degree in Environmental Science with expertise in Urban Agriculture and Environmental Sustainability. He is currently serving as the Environmental Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension. He liaises for Albany Victory Gardens offering his expertise in sustainable agriculture as he pursues his master’s in Urban and Regional ... Read More
Gregory Sheldon is an international community development and sustainability specialist. He has over a decade of fieldwork experience in Asian and South American culturally pertinent, economically viable, sustainability programs for community basic need access. Greg is currently engaged in community development activities in the West Hill neighborhood in the City ... Read More