Conservation Training

Unlocking the Value of Green Infrastructure Incentive Programs for Urban Agriculture by Leveraging Public and Private Investment

October 26, 2023

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Location: Webinar

Join us for this webinar during which we will discuss what challenges and opportunities exist for leveraging public and private investment to holistically co-locate and design green stormwater infrastructure and urban agricultural best practices.

As landowners in cities across the U.S seek to innovatively reimagine portions of their sites, nature-based solutions like green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) and urban agriculture (urban ag) present an opportunity to improve community well-being while addressing critical issues such as flooding and food insecurity. Participate to learn about Greenprint Partners, the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), and Quantified Ventures’ (QV) pilot model for co-locating GSI and urban ag practices on urban lands. Working closely with an Urban Agriculture Advisory Group (UAAG) comprised of producers across the country, the project team developed an approach for a holistic edible rainscapes program - particularly for schoolyards - that designs and implements urban ag and GSI in tandem via funding through a stacked incentive model, vetted that model with stakeholders and potential payors, and quantified the impacts of implementing such a program at a national scale. Four pilot projects developed as part of this project will be highlighted, as well as a variety of insights about equity successes and challenges existing green schoolyard programs have faced.