Ecological PlanningPeople, Place, Design
2015 Mayor’s Symposium
The 2015 Mayor’s Symposium focused on the natural systems of land and water that support and enhance the economy, ecology and quality of life in our city. Our natural and working lands, open spaces and parks, gardens and urban forests, waterways and aquifers, and rain gardens and storm water detention systems that capture and cleanse storm water, are all part of a system of green and blue infrastructure. They provide flood protection and water storage, cleanse our air and water, regulate our urban climate, and provide food, recreation and access to nature for citizens. Although Green and Blue are part of the fabric of our community, these important threads are easily lost as we grow.
Here in the Wasatch region, we have a unique set of natural assists, and economic and cultural context. How can we apply the concept of green-blue infrastructure to plan for a future that maintains our current high quality of life? The Green-Blue City gathered leading voices from different perspectives to share their visions for green-blue infrastructure in our region. Read the event summary here.