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NJFuture Redevelopment Forum 2016 Rothman

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NJFuture Redevelopment Forum 2016 Rothman

  1. 1. The Triple-Bottom-Line Beauty of Green Infrastructure March 11, 2016
  2. 2. New Jersey Future | Redevelopment Forum 2016 The Triple-Bottom-Line Beauty of Green Infrastructure The Triple-Bottom-Line Beauty of Green Infrastructure Green Infrastructure is about stormwater management first and foremost, but its broader environmental, societal and economic benefits also are powerful. Panelists will present case studies and professional perspectives that shed light on costs and benefits, how to manage innovation risk and how to add social and economic value to the stormwater-management value of green infrastructure Eric Rothman, President, HR&A Advisors (Moderator) Michele Adams, PE, President, Meliora Design Russ D. Dudley PE LEED AP, Environmental Engineer, Tetra Tech Christopher Franklin, Director of Construction, Brandywine Realty Trust Matthew Testa LEEP AP, Director of Construction, Bijou Properties New Jersey Future: Mainstreaming Green Infrastructure
  3. 3. New Jersey Future | Redevelopment Forum 2016 The Triple-Bottom-Line Beauty of Green Infrastructure HR&A is a real estate and economic development consulting firm working at the intersection of the public and private sector. Our work transforms communities and revitalizes urban environments in the United States and abroad.
  4. 4. New Jersey Future | Redevelopment Forum 2016 The Triple-Bottom-Line Beauty of Green Infrastructure 3 Stormwater is the fastest growing source of water pollution in the world. Centralized stormwater systems demand significant capital investment.
  5. 5. New Jersey Future | Redevelopment Forum 2016 The Triple-Bottom-Line Beauty of Green Infrastructure 4 Green infrastructure systems manage stormwater locally.
  6. 6. New Jersey Future | Redevelopment Forum 2016 The Triple-Bottom-Line Beauty of Green Infrastructure 5 Washington, D.C. Detroit The different economic and regulatory environments in Washington, D.C. and Detroit provide unique challenges to implementing green infrastructure.
  7. 7. New Jersey Future | Redevelopment Forum 2016 The Triple-Bottom-Line Beauty of Green Infrastructure 6 Washington, D.C. Detroit D.C.’s development boom is market-driven; new development in Detroit requires subsidy.
  8. 8. Regardless of local real estate market health, investment in green stormwater systems has a relatively minimal impact on development economics. Barriers are largely logistical, institutional, and cultural.
  9. 9. New Jersey Future | Redevelopment Forum 2016 The Triple-Bottom-Line Beauty of Green Infrastructure 8 HR&A Advisors 99 Hudson Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10013 212.977.5597 | www.hraadvisors.com

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