2018 National Planning Conference

Poster: Maximizing Benefits of Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. CDT

Cost: Included in Registration

Activity Type: Posters

Activity ID: NPC187077


  • Identify the barriers hindering planners from adopting and including Green Stormwater Infrastructure in their community plans
  • Enumerate the Triple Bottom benefits of Green Stormwater Infrastructure and outline methods to quantify them
  • Use the multi-criteria decision-making model described in the poster to generate Green Stormwater Infrastructure strategies to set neighborhood hydrologic objectives and to incorporate in the community plan


Green Stormwater Infrastructure elements such as green roofs, bio-retention, and cisterns - used to manage stormwater runoff and increase infrastructure capacity - are cost effective and can achieve a wide range of benefits. This poster presents a multi-criteria decision-making model that maximizes the net benefits of GSI elements while generating stormwater strategies for neighborhood planning. This model accounts for the full-service cost and wide array of benefits of GSI elements and relies on hydrologic formulation for strategy generation. It presents an example of testing the model on a neighborhood and examines the trade-offs involved in deciding on various criteria.

Session Speakers

Nizar S. El Daher
carnegie mellon university
bridgeville, PA

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