2020-21 PEER LEARNING WORKGROUPS

During our Annual Meeting in May, our members determine the topics that are of highest priority to them for the coming year. Those topics become peer learning Workgroups, through which members meet monthly to share resources, knowledge, and lessons learned and advance their collective knowledge of GSI plus their efforts within their respective locations.

If you would like to join a workgroup, please email the Exchange staff person supporting the group you are interested in, either Alison (alison@giexchange.org) or Kasey (kasey@giexchange.org).

Please direct all general workgroup inquiries workgroups to Kasey (kasey@giexchange.org).

You can find information about last year’s workgroup meetings on the Meeting Archives page.

DETAILS & SPECIFICATIONS WORKGROUP

Building on the work from the prior year, focused on continuing to (1) share their experiences and lessons learned with one another and (2) compile resources on various subtopics related to equity, including distributional equity, procedural equity, metrics, budget challenges, and current events.

FIRST TUESDAYS

12 PM EST

9 AM PST

EQUITY WORKGROUP

Building on the work from the prior year, focused on continuing to (1) share their experiences and lessons learned with one another and (2) compile resources on various subtopics related to equity, including distributional equity, procedural equity, metrics, budget challenges, and current events.

FIRST WEDNESDAYS

1 PM EST

10 AM PST

MAINTENANCE WORKGROUP

Building on the work from the prior year, focused on an exploration of tools for assessing and designing for reduced life cycle costs from conception to construction, with an emphasis on preventative maintenance, standards development, and ensuring successful long-term construction and inspection.

SECOND MONDAYS

1 PM EST

10 AM PST

DESIGN INNOVATIONS WORKGROUP

Focused on collecting feedback from workgroup members about innovative ideas that have been implemented, highlighting ideas that have made a positive difference in order to foster continuous improvement in the field, and specifically addressing topics such as in situ retrofits, watershed/neighborhood scale urban placemaking, and GI system sizing and dynamic design.

SECOND TUESDAYS

2 PM EST

11 AM PST

FUNDING & FINANCING: LOANS, GRANTS, STORMWATER FEES & NEW FUNDING APPROACHES WORKGROUP

Focused on collecting resources related to topics such as stormwater fees, alternative/innovative public financing options, private GSI related financing issues, and incentives/grants.

THIRD MONDAYS

2 PM EST

11 AM PST

CLIMATE CHANGE & GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE WORKGROUP

Focused on exploring various frameworks for measuring progress in integrating climate change into GSI (i.e. OneWater, Water Sensitive Cities model) and will share their own progress in this realm with attention to topics such as making the case for climate change, integrated planning, and climate modeling/scenarios.

FOURTH MONDAYS

2 PM EST

11 AM PST

GIS EVALUATION/PRIORITIZATION & SITE SELECTION WORKGROUP

Focused on compiling “case studies” of its various members to synthesize the different approaches being taken to scoring and prioritization methods.

FOURTH FRIDAYS

12 PM EST

9 AM PST

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