Canceled: Urban Flooding and Rain Gardens
Urbanization, climate change, and aging stormwater infrastructure are a perfect storm for greater risk of urban flooding. Green infrastructure can be part of the solution, including community-based rain garden programs. Dr. Lisa Reyes Mason will talk about her work bringing diverse disciplines together to engage communities in creating rain gardens that capture water before it hits the stormwater system, while also enhancing beautification and community building.
In this Baker Cafe, Dr. Lisa Reyes Mason, Associate Professor in the College of Social Work and Baker Fellow with the Energy & Environment program at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy will focus on the risks of urban flooding and possible solutions.
This event is free and open to the public. Guests may park in the Vol Hall Garage on White Avenue at no charge by requesting a parking voucher from Baker Center staff at the event. The Baker Cafe series is an informal forum to explore pressing policy challenges with experts. Guests are encouraged to engage and ask questions. We even provide refreshments!
Friday, March 27 at 10:00am to 11:00am
Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, Toyota Auditorium - Room 103
1640 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37996