Designing for Tomorrow Un-conference

Event date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 @ 9:00 AM
End date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 @ 11:30 AM
Event location: Remo Online

WE’RE GOING VIRTUAL

...with monthly presentations and facilitated discussion topics to provide you the opportunity to share both your insights and challenges. Plus networking time built in, thanks to the platform remo.co. Shorter events in bite-size chunks, better for brains and budgets.

THEMES

Sessions will be loosely thematic:

  • Spring/Summer 2021 - EXISTING COMMUNITIES INITIATIVES AND IDEAS
  • Fall 2021 - CLIMATE ADAPTATION
  • Winter 2022 - TECHNIQUES

TIMES

Third Wednesday of the month except fourth Monday of the month in March and September, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

MARCH TOPIC

LID Applications in Infill Development - Edmonton

A review of recent policy, planning and implementation initiatives by EPCOR and the City of Edmonton, kicking off our Existing Communities theme for the spring.

The City of Edmonton and EPCOR have been collaborating on Low Impact Development at a variety of scales. In this presentation we will explore how the work we are doing together has been advancing infill in Edmonton by making changes to the Drainage Bylaw and developing off-the-shelf options for 3 + 4 plexes in mature neighbourhoods where there are fewer opportunities for storm ponds and traditional conveyance mechanisms. Here we will walk you through the push behind the work we do, the modeling we used to inform our designs, and the follow-through we will need to make it a reality.

In addition to our LID collaborations on private property, the City of Edmonton and EPCOR have also partnered to implement LID on public lands as part of the City of Edmonton’s neighbourhood renewal program; Building Great Neighbourhoods. In 2020 LID facilities were designed for, and constructed in four neighbourhoods. We’ll walk you through how we went about designing and constructing LID facilities in mature neighbourhoods, some of the lessons learned and how we’re moving forward.

Presenters: Amy Ling and Xiangfei Li, EPCOR; Kristin Smith and Anne Huizinga, City of Edmonton

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Planners, policy makers, approvals staff, landscape architects and designers, ecologists, sustainability professionals, researchers, engineers, water resources professionals, students - LID is an interdisciplinary undertaking and discussions are wide-ranging. Your participation makes for a richer experience for all.

PARTICIPATION IS FREE FOR PARTNERS

Free for partners, all others $50 per session. Not sure if you're a partner? View the partner listing at http://www.alidp.org/directory/directory/partners. Employees of partner organizations are partners, just register with an email from your partner organization to validate your free registration.

If your organization isn’t a partner, consider purchasing an annual individual partnership at $105 as part of your registration to immediately activate it. Individuals can register using any email.

Students can register for free with a post-secondary institution email.

If you would like to purchase a new corporate, municipal, non-profit or vendor partnership for 2021, please contact the organizer. You can see rates at http://www.alidp.org/directory/partnership/partnership-benefits

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS AND SPONSORS is now open

Want to present your project or initiative? Sponsor a session? Please reach out to the office. Share your case study, research findings or policy/ planning initiative - don’t be shy! 15 to 60 minutes, we’ll fit you in. All topics considered. Submit a title, short description, and suggested duration. We'd love to have lots of short presentations and especially hear about initiatives in smaller communities that we might not even know about. Also if you are interested in having a particular question discussed, send that in as well.

Have a product or service to highlight? Consider sponsorship. Includes your logo with a link and possibility for video, visible and clickable except when presentations are happening. Contact the office.

SAMPLE AGENDA

  • 9:00 Networking time - join a table for 2, 4 or 6 participants and video (or type) chat amoung yourselves. Exchange virtual LinkedIn profiles if you like. Move from table to table, or stay put.
  • 9:15 First block
  • 10:00 Networking/ break
  • 10:15 Second block
  • 11:00 Discussion/ Feedback / Networking
  • 11:30 Adjournment

Each month will have a more specific agenda prepared once the session firms up.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

SPRING/SUMMER 2021: EXISTING COMMUNITIES

March

  • Public and Private LID Applications in Infill Development - Edmonton perspectives confirmed

April

  • Established Areas Calgary Planning Perspective – Raising the Profile of Stormwater to Meet Multiple Objectives; Gaps and Needs confirmed

May

  • A TBL Approach to Achieving Integrated Stormwater Management in an Established Community confirmed
  • Discussion: Siting LID features in established communities tentative

June

  • ALIDP AGM
  • ALIDP Clean Runoff Action Guide rollout tentative
  • Discussion: Implementing a water balance approach at the lot level tentative

FALL 2021: CLIMATE ADAPTATION

September

  • Natural Infrastructure Asset Valuation - Calgary tentative
  • Discussion: What Natural Assets Can and Can't Do in an Urban Context

October

  • Comparative Stormwater Resiliency Opportunities Across Canada tentative

November

  • TBD

WINTER 2022: TECHNIQUES

  • Alberta Residential Rain Garden Examples and Performance tentative
  • Conventional Turf vs. Prairie (Meadow) Planting Absorptive Performance -Calgary Monitoring Results tentative
  • Deeper Topsoil - This is how we do it - policy and practice tentative
  • Avant-Garde Boulevards in the Cities of Calgary and Red Deer tentative
  • An Approach to Naturalizing Existing Stormwater Pond Perimeters tentative

RECORDINGS

Recordings will be made available to registrants and partners.

REGISTRATION and REFUNDS

Registration is per session, closing noon the day prior.

Refunds are on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the office.

UPDATES to the PROGRAM

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We look forward to your participation and in meeting up with friends old and new.

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