Green Infrastructure/Green Buildings track
Session 1: Wed, February 10, 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Rethinking Rural Communities–Applying GI/GB in Alaska
While relocating a village presents a tremendous challenge in terms of financial, emotional, and physical resources, it also presents an opportunity to consider and incorporate principals of sustainable design. In this fun, interactive session, attendees will provide their ideas to plan a new rural community using sustainable design principles. We will begin by providing a brief overview of green infrastructure and green building ideas, then present the critical issues facing rural communities in five Alaska climate zones. Attendees will break into small groups and, discussing each issue, will develop new sustainable solutions. Each issue will be addressed based on location within the state.
Session 2: Wed, February 10, 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Sustainability as it Applies to Village Relocation
This session will present ideas for the use of sustainable design principles in village relocation projects. The importance of community involvement and historic references will be illustrated.
Session 3: Wed, February 10, 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Green Infrastructure and Green Building in Alaska This session will provide an update of Green Infrastructure plans begun last year in Fairbanks and elsewhere in the State. We will also discuss the progress of Green Building in our State.