Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience

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This three-hour course introduces students to the fundamental green infrastructure concepts that play a critical role in making coastal communities more resilient. Through lectures, group discussions, and exercises, participants will identify natural assets in their communities that improve coastal resilience and will identify key stakeholders and planning processes that can support green infrastructure network design and protection.

Three hours of certification maintenance credits for this course have been approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners.

What You Will Learn

After completing this course, participants will be able to

  • Recognize green infrastructure terms and concepts
  • Understand the ecological, economic, and societal benefits of green infrastructure
  • Consider the critical role stakeholder participation plays in the implementation of green infrastructure plans
  • Identify new or existing planning processes suitable for integrating green infrastructure concepts and techniques
  • Know where to go for additional information and training

Host Requirements

This training is provided by request and will be fulfilled as resources are available. Classes can be taught at the NOAA Coastal Services Center training facility or brought to your organization. The Center reserves the right to cancel the course in the event of low enrollment. The cost is minimal for participants and host organizations. Please review the on-site host responsibilities, costs, and site requirements. To apply to host a course at your location, please fill out our host form, and a trainer will contact you.

Contact Information

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