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September 24, 2012

Dynamics of Water in Urban Ecosystems: Green Infrastructure

The term green infrastructure has been used to refer to everything from green roofs to more ecologically friendly stormwater management systems and large networks of natural areas. What these different usages have in common is a basic recognition that our built environment and our ecological environment are connected and interrelated.

Green infrastructure planning is an approach that can improve urban infrastructure to maintain healthy waters, provide multiple environmental benefits, and support sustainable communities.

Join us on October 10th to explore how green infrastructure is impacting urban ecosystems in our region.


Mounir El Asmar, Assistant Professor, ASU School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Engineering

Irene Ogata, Urban Landscape Manager, City of Tucson

Kelli Sertich, Floodplain Management and Services Division Manager, Maricopa County

Ken Vonderscher, Deputy Director, Parks and Recreation for the City of Phoenix


Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 12:00–1:30 p.m.

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to:


Decision Center for a Desert City, 21 East 6th Street, Suite 126B, Tempe [Map]