Help Us Understand the Barriers to Green Infrastructure

Help Us Understand the Barriers to Green Infrastructure

We’d love your input. Help us understand the barriers to green infrastructure by following this link to a quick questionnaire.

We are working with Kirstin Newfield a PhD Candidate in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto on “Disciplinary Perspectives on Low-Impact Development”. Kirstin is researching:

  1. how the multidisciplinary nature of Low-Impact Development (LID) design affects the implementation and effectiveness of LID technologies; and,
  2. how the perspectives of each discipline differ regarding design process, disciplinary roles in design and implementation, efficacy of LID technologies for site design and experiences in site design; and do these differences create barriers to LID?

Kirstin will be presenting a poster showing some preliminary results and insights from the survey results to date at the Toronto and Region Conservation (TRIECA) Conference March 22-23 2017. If you are going to the conference, please drop by and chat to Kirsten. After doing that you will want to vote for her as the best poster (she will win a complimentary conference pass to TRIECA 2018 and the opportunity to publish an article in IECA’s Environmental Connection Magazine).

Here’s a sneak peek at her preliminary results:

Kirstin will also be attending the following conferences in the upcoming months:

Once again, Kirstin’s survey can be completed at

Thanks for your support and help.

About John Parker

John Parker, Chief Economist & Co-Founder. With over 30 years of experience as an economist, John led the Canadian economics business for an international architecture and engineering company where, with John Williams and Stéphane Larocque, he pioneered the development of the the Sustainable Return on Investment (SROI) framework. John has worked across every infrastructure area as well as in risk management software and financial services sectors. John is an ISI Envision Sustainability Professional.

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  • What are the barriers to green infrastructure? - Revit news

    […] Impact Infrastructure, the makers of Autocase, with Kirstin Newfield, a PhD Candidate in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto, are conducting a survey on what you think the barriers to green infrastructure are. To contribute to the survey and find out more about where you can see the results, visit their blog post. […]