Join your watershed colleagues and POWR for Part 2 of 2-part conversation about Bringing Green Parking Lots to Your Community: The Benefits and Challenges.
Parking lots have been one of the fastest growing land uses, covering acres upon acres of land with impervious asphalt and becoming a dominant landscape feature in many communities They contribute to the urban heat island, which elevates temperatures in communities, and have an impact on water quality and stormwater runoff that degrade our streams and rivers. They can also detract from community character and affect pedestrian and driver safety.
Green parking lots can reverse those trends by creating a landscape that not only improves the aesthetics and safety of a site, but also intercepts stormwater runoff and allows infiltration, shades parked cars and paved surfaces, and promotes evapotranspiration to cool the surrounding environment.
Part 2 will focus on:
• Developing municipal codes and ordinances that require green parking lots
• Case studies of various community and commercial parking lots
Part 2 will include a presentation but participants will be encouraged to share local examples, ask specific questions, and learn from one another’s ideas and green parking lot success stories.
We will welcome Pattie E. B. Guttenplan, RLA, AICP, Assistant Director of Design & Outreach, Montgomery County Planning Commission who will share her expertise during this webinar.
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175 Main Street
Luzerne, PA 18709