GreenStep Cities Workshop Resources: 2016-2017 Series
The GreenStep Workshops address a variety of topics related to GreenStep Cities best practices. Resources from the 2016-2017 workshop series – including PDFs of the workshop presentations and handouts – are available below. To view resources from last year’s series, click here. Visit the GreenStep Cities Opportunities webpage to find funding and technical assistance to help cities complete the best practices discussed in these workshops.
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The 2016-2017 GreenStep Workshop series is made possible with generous funding from the McKnight Foundation and our workshop co-sponsors:
To learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Kathryn Phillips: email@example.com
April – BP 18: Parks, Trails…and Nature Play!
April workshop presentations and resources:
- The Multiple Benefits of Parks in Cities – Jenna Fletcher, Best Practice Advisor, The Trust for Public Land
- Nature-based Learning: Best Practices as Embodied in the Cities Connecting Children to Nature Initiative – Cathy Jordan, University of Minnesota, Children & Nature Network
- City Perspective: Cities Connecting Children to Nature, Saint Paul – Faith Krogstad, Environmental Education Coordinator at the City of Saint Paul
March – BP 20: Water Conservation and Reuse
March workshop presentations and resources:
- Introduction to Water Conservation and Reuse Best Practices – Philipp Muessig, GreenStep Cities Co-director
- City Water Supply Planning; Demand Reductions & Efficiency; Water Conservation Reporting – Carmelita Nelson, MN DNR
- Water Demand Trends and Irrigation – Brian Davis, Metropolitan Council
- Barriers to Reducing Water Use in Landscapes – Kay Qualley, City of Fridley
- Link to the Minnesota Stormwater Manual – Anne Gelbmann, MPCA
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February – BP 25: Brownfields 101
February workshop presentations and resources:
- Slides from the workshop including an overview of BP 25 and presentations from Natalie Brown of Minnesota Brownfields, Shanna Schmitt from MPCA, Kristin Lukes from DEED, and Janice Gundlach from the City of New Brighton.
January – BP 24: Community Engagement
January workshop presentations and resources:
- Slides from the workshop including an overview of BP 24 and presentations from Annie Levenson Falk and Carmen Caruthers of the Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota and Michelle Fure from the Met Council
- Workshop Notes
- Handout from the Alliance for Sustainability
- Notes from Panel Member Terry Gips
December – BP 11: Living Streets
December workshop presentations and resources:
- Best Practice 11: Living Streets & Overcoming Opposition to Sidewalks – Emily Goellner, ULI MN
- Traffic and How to Calm It – Hannah Pritchard, Toole Design
November – BP 29: City Resiliency
November workshop presentations and resources:
- Introduction to Best Practice 29 – Laura Millberg
- Minnesota Department of Health: Vulnerability Assessment – Kristin Raab, MN Department of Health
- Vulnerable Populations: Engaging Underrepresented Residents – Holly Wallace, City of Austin
- Community Resilience and Comprehensive Planning – Eric Wojchik, Met Council
- Integrating Resilience in Local Comprehensive Plan Updates Handout
Additional resources on City Resiliency from Urban Land Institute MN:
October – Energy, Data, and Setting Goals — oh my!
October workshop presentations and resources:
- B3 Benchmarking Overview – Cheri Schneider, Weidt Group
- Energy Efficient Operations – Laura Millberg, MPCA
- Taking Action: Energize Maplewood & Partners in Energy – Chris Swanson, City of Maplewood
- Maplewood: Measuring Energy at City Facilities
- Local Energy Efficiency Program (LEEP) & Guaranteed Energy Savings Program – Alex Ceccini, Division of Energy Resources
September – Introduction to GreenStep Cities
Click here to visit last year’s resource page to see a very similar presentation from last September. Also, see the powerpoint presentation from this year’s presentation below.
September workshop presentations and resources: