Published March 18, 2013
Engineers, architects, government administrators, scientists and others met in Buffalo March 14, to discuss how Western New York can prepare for, fund and create green infrastructure projects.
The event, called the Western New York Green Infrastructure Forum, focused on land-use, transportation, energy, housing and other issues. It also included discussions on how communities can improve water quality, specifically as it relates to pollution caused by stormwater runoff.
Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and UB, the forum included a range of speakers with experience in developing green infrastructure. Among them:
From helping investigate toxic chemicals in the Love Canal neighborhood of Niagara Falls in the 1970s to committing to be climate neutral by 2030, UB has a long history in environmental leadership. The forum is another example of its commitment to educate, inspire and enable people both on and off campus to create a more sustainable world.