Lecture :: Going Beyond Green Cities to Blue Cities :: Friday, November 20, 6pm


“Going beyond green cities to blue cities. How can architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design effect water quality and quantity?”
Sponsored by the Charles River Watershed Association
Friday, November 20, 6pm
in Cascieri Hall

The Boston Architectural College & Boston Society of Landscape Architects are pleased to invite students, alumni, professionals, and friends to a presentation Friday Nov. 20th in Cascieri Hall at 6pm by the Charles River Watershed Association: “Going beyond green cities to blue cities. How can architecture, landscape architecture and urban design effect water quality and quantity?”

Green roofs, cisterns and rain gardens are emerging storm water Best Management Practices (BMP) on the tip of everyone’s tongue in the sustainable design community. But what do they really do for the environment and how can they affect water quality and quantity on a watershed scale? Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA), a leading clean water advocacy group and their interdisciplinary team of scientist, policy experts and a watershed restoration specialist, are answering questions about water quality and quantity with urban design. CRWA’s Blue Cities initiative presents a clear compelling framework to understand the complex scientific and regularity environment of watershed restoration.

Kate Bowditch, Pallavi Mande, Julie Wood, and Clay Larsen (BAC intern) will give a presentation about watershed restoration of the Chelsea River in the context of the Mystic Collaborative. They will give an overview of CRWA’s work and the Blue Cities initiative, covering water sampling and water quantity, community engagement, site analysis, and various potential design opportunities on both a site specific scale and urban planning scale.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

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