:: GIC Projects :: Virginia :: Crater and Richmond Region Planning District
In 2008, the GIC launched its largest regional project with funds from the Virginia Environmental Endowment, the Robins Foundation and Altria Group Inc. to pilot a regional and local approach to green infrastructure mapping. The GIC worked with its partner firm of E² Inc. and the Richmond Regional and the Crater Planning District Commissions to update Virginia’s conservation lands needs assessment to create a more accurate regional model. A committee of representatives from each locality advised the project. The GIC produced the report for the Richmond Region while the PDC published the Crater Report. The Capital Region Land Conservancy was also a partner in this effort. They are using the green infrastructure map to target the most appropriate lands for seeking conservation easements. Most importantly, the regional map provides a basis for cooperation and conservation of linkages across jurisdictions. This project and New Kent County project were funded by the Virginia Environmental Endowment, the Robins Foundation and the Altria Family of Companies.
Below are resources and materials that participants used during the workshop. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, available as a free download here, to view some of the links on this page.
Green Infrastructure Planning Exercise
Pictures from the Richmond Regional Workshop
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