October 21, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Online webcast
WEF and EPA Region 3

Faster…Cheaper…Greener Webcast Series
21st Century Innovation and Design for the Triple Bottom Line

This is the first in the series of three webcasts exploring new water-centric strategies, designs, technologies and applications inspired by nature to create solutions for a prosperous planet. Bioinspired Innovations, many pertaining to significant water-related issues such as quality, quantity, and scarcity, are increasing revenues, mitigating risk, reducing costs, improving health, and supporting the development of a regenerative and resilient society. These exciting innovations are highlighted in Terrapin Bright Green’s recently published reports – Tapping into Nature: The Future of Energy, Innovation, and Business and 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design: Improving Health and Well-Being in the Built Environment.

The first webcast in the series will feature an effective toolkit for bringing principles from the ecological sciences to the evaluation of built and managed space. The Framework for the Ecological Built Environment (“Phoebe Framework”) is unique among built environment analytical tools in that it celebrates open-loop, systems thinking that is transboundary, interconnected, dynamic, and process driven. With a focus on water resources, the presentation will illustrate principles of the framework using a number of case studies, including a feature presentation of highlights from the 82-acre Greenbelt, Md. Mixed-Use Redevelopment Next Generation Visioning Charrette. This webcast is targeted at professionals interested in interdisciplinary collaborations between the environmental sciences and designers and developers of the built environment.

There will be 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) offered for this webcast – the certificate will be sent via email after the event. Please check with your state accreditation agency to determine if you qualify. Questions about PDHs should be sent to webcasts@wef.org

Registration: http://mp118885.cdn.mediaplatform.com/118885/ml/mp/4000/5345/5417/52530/Lobby/default.htm


Dominique Lueckenhoff, Deputy Director, EPA Region 3, Water Protection Division


Chris Starkey, Sr. Project Manager, Terrapin Bright Green

Garth E. Beall, Manager, A.H. Smith Greenbelt Management, L.L.C.

Jonce Walker, Sr. Project Manager, Terrapin Bright Green (Charrette Recommendation Highlights)