Join us September 20 for presentations on green infrastructure

September 2017 – Plan to join Plan Hillsborough on Wednesday, September 20 for a presentation on Green Infrastructure at 9 a.m. or noon. Learn how the integration of green utilities – like soil, trees, and water – into our urban areas substantially improves their design sustainability and helps alleviate some of our most pressing ecological challenges – including air and water quality, rising temperatures, and flooding and erosion from daily rainfall events. Our guest speaker is Al Key.  Mr. Key has been involved in the green industry for 24 years.

At 9:00 a.m., Mr. Key will make a presentation to the Hillsborough MPO’s Livable Roadways Committee. From noon until 1:00 p.m., you are warmly invited to bring your own brown bag lunch, and join us for the Planning Commission’s Info BBQ (Brown Bag Quarterly). Mr. Key will give a more extensive presentation and answer your questions during the lunch hour.

As an owner and Vice President of DeepRoot Green Infrastructure, LLC., he has been instrumental on projects such as the Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington DC, Celebration FL, South Temple Square (Salt Lake City), The LINQ Promenade (Las Vegas, NV), Lincoln Center, Yankee Stadium, and most recently, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC). He has written for the Journal of Arboriculture and Civil Engineering News, and is also a registered CEU provider with Landscape Architect Continuing Education Service or LACES.  Together with his partners, he has received one of several patents for their inventions which address trees and storm water management in the urban setting. Mr. Key is a Board Member of Trees NY and has a Masters in Business Administration from Santa Clara University.

Both presentations will be held in the Plan Hillsborough Room on the 18th floor of the County Center building at 601 E Kennedy Boulevard in Downtown Tampa. Space is limited, so please RSVP for the Planning Commission’s Info BBQ to Sharon Snyder at 813.273.3774 x316.

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