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Numerous communities across North Jersey have turned to Green Infrastructure (GI) as a stormwater management solution, often with community input on planning and design. In an urban setting, GI affords wide-ranging benefits. GI is an economical approach to water management that mimics the natural water cycle through the planting of trees and other vegetation. GI also enhances aesthetics and creates opportunities for traffic calming and pedestrian safety. This webinar explores: Changes in precipitation caused by climate change and impacts on urban communities The benefits of GI Challenges encountered in implementation and maintenance of GI Examples of successful projects and partnerships throughout the state Available funding opportunities The presentation will be followed by a 10 minute Q&A. Participants in the webinar are eligible for .75 AICP CM credits. Webinar presenter: STACY KRAUSE, AICP/PP, CFM, Senior Research Specialist Environmental Analysis and Communications Group, Rutgers University Stacy Krause is a licensed, professional planner and certified floodplain manager with a primary focus in environmental and climate resilience planning. Currently at Rutgers University, Ms. Krause conducts coastal vulnerability assessments, creates mapping to support hazard mitigation planning, and identifies land use and zoning actions and policies that communities can utilize for better climate and hazards preparedness. She has written a Climate Adaptation Plan for Ventnor City, NJ and has conducted coastal vulnerability assessments for over a dozen NJ communities as part of both the NJ Coastal Zone Management Program and funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.