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Archive for January, 2011
DEP Launches Parking Lot Stormwater Pilot Program

From NYC DEP… Initiative Will Require Parking-Lot Owners to Pay for Wastewater Services Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway today announced the launch of the Stormwater Pilot Program for stand-alone parking lots, an initiative that requires lot owners to pay a charge for the stormwater runoff they produce, or demonstrate that they are addressing stormwater on [...]

IMPT! Meeting on DEP’s NYC Green Infrastructure Plan

So you have combed The NYC Green Infrastructure Plan, and your copy is now dog-eared and tattered, right? So many questions are swimming in your mind…why 10%? what about existing buildings? what about Newtown Creek? OK, maybe you haven’t even downloaded it yet. Either way, we hope to see you at this important public meeting… Public Meeting [...]

High Performance Parks Design Manual Launch

Hot off the press! Created through a partnership between by the Design Trust for Public Space and the Department of Parks & Recreation, the High Performance Landscape Guidelines: 21st Century Parks for NYC is “the first document of its kind in the nation: a comprehensive, city-focused manual for sustainable parks and open space.” You can [...]

Governor Cuomo namechecks Green Infrastructure in his State of the State message

Yesterday our new Governor outlined his “Transformational Plan for a New NY”, and mentioned several critical environmental goals, including Green Infrastructure, by name. “Governor Cuomo will create the “NY Cleaner, Greener Communities Program” to provide competitive grants that will encourage communities to develop regional sustainable growth strategies in housing, transportation, emissions control, energy efficiency. The [...]

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