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Green Infrastructure Planning Charrette

Your participation is needed in an important workshop about connecting parks, green spaces, trails, rainwater infrastructure and people within vibrant, healthy, living systems.

Defining a Framework

The Mid-America Regional Council has begun to define a framework for environmentally beneficial projects, programs and policies that will be used to shape a regional green infrastructure plan. Our region, like many, struggles to address a wide range of environmental and social challenges that impact human health and well-being, including exposure to air, water and soil pollution; access to green space and quality foods; and greater susceptibility to extreme weather events. A regional green infrastructure plan will set the stage for our region to leverage a livable future based on sustainability and regeneration – integrating living systems with human aspirations.

Identifying Your Priorities and Challenges

We need to know your priorities and challenges so that we create a framework and tools that work for you and your community. This workshop will focus on drawing out your ideas for a healthy and connected region and also help you connect with others in the community who are ready to start great projects now. The workshop will begin with presentations from BNIM and Biohabitats on the relationships between our region's natural, economic and societal resources, including water quality, air quality, habitat, equity and well-being. Next, breakout conversations will be organized by geographic area. Facilitators from BNIM, Biohabitats, BikeWalkKC and MARC will help the breakout groups navigate through setting goals and identifying green infrastructure strategies that resonate with each geographic area.

We promise an energizing process, and thank you in advance for your investment of time, energy and intellect.

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
1-5 p.m.

Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center
6200 Martway St.
Mission, KS 66202
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