Green Infrastructure 3: Best Practices for Streetscapes (RV-10172)

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Infrastructure is the complex, interdependent system that supports our way of life. You can take advantage of a wide range of opportunities to build and re-build a "Green" Infrastructure - if you have the right template. This course is one of an eight course series on Green Infrastructure that provides a template for design and implementation of Green Building concepts applicable to cities and municipalities.

This 2-hour interactive online course gives you the information and action items for assessing sites and identifying opportunities to implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) in “Green” planning, design and construction. Topics covered are:

Working with community groups
Attractive Streetscapes safe for pedestrians and vehicles
Improvements that promote good health in cities
Upgrades that are cost-effective and sustainable
Changes that provide for increased security
The other courses included in the "Green Building for Infrastructure
Distance Learning
Course Equivalency
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

Describe the benefits of Green Building Best Practices as they apply to Streetscape
Identify to community groups, Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), and key stakeholders ways to enhance and maintain streetscape as part of street reconstruction projects or area-wide planning initiatives
Design streetscapes that are conducive to walking and that optimally balance the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, mass-transit users, and automobiles
Define physical improvements and management measures to improve quality of life, health and safety, accessibility, connectivity, comfort, amenity and aesthetics
Discuss improvements to streetscape to support bicycling and other forms of non-motorized active transportation
Describe physical and operational improvements to the right-of-way to improve the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, convenience, and sustainability of surface mass transit
Recognize the quality and quantity of right-of-way public spaces, green spaces, street furniture, and parks within or adjacent to the public right-of-way
Explain legitimate security objectives with good urban design practices
Use the material to develop your own checklists to improve existing policies and procedure
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