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Jennifer Lawrence - Practical Solutions for Urban Heat Island and Stormwater Management

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Jennifer Lawrence, Sustainability Planner for the City of Cambridge, speaks on the City’s ongoing Vulnerability Assessment on climate change, and some possible measures the City can take to improve its climate resilience.

Presented at the Urban and Suburban Carbon Farming to Reverse Global Warming conference at Harvard University on May 3, 2015, organized by Biodiversity for a Livable Climate.

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Jennifer Lawrence - Practical Solutions for Urban Heat Island and Stormwater Management

  1. 1. City of Cambridge Practical Solutions for Urban Heat Island and Stormwater Management Jennifer Lawrence Sustainability Planner Community Development Department May 2015
  2. 2. Community Engagement • Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment • Climate CoLab contest on Urban Heat Island Effect • Bicycle Network Plan
  3. 3. Planning for the future in Cambridge
  4. 4. Practical Solutions in Cambridge
  5. 5. Bioretention Areas
  6. 6. Green Roofs
  7. 7. Alewife Sewer Separation Project • 70% of the Alewife area has a combined sewer and drain system • 1996: 50 million gallons of sewer overflow annually • 2015: expected at 7.3 million gallons annually • Over 400 trees will be planted • Alewife Wetland Project included:  115,000 new wetland plants  3,800 new upland plants  1,600 linear feet of trails and boardwalks  Amphitheater  Benches and bike racks
  8. 8. Western Avenue Reconstruction
  9. 9. Thank you! Jennifer Lawrence Sustainability Planner City of Cambridge Community Development Department jlawrence@cambridgema.gov 617/349-4671 www.cambridgema.gov/CDD @CDDat344 May 3, 2015

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