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The Milwaukee Green Corridor - Sustainability at the Neighborhood Level
The Milwaukee's Green Corridor is located along South 6th Street between West Howard and West College Avenues on the City's south side. Within this area of mixed manufacturing, commercial, and residential development, the City of Milwaukee and it's partners, are demonstrating innovative public works projects such as bio-swales, permeable pavers, and LED street lights. Over 40 organization are involved, including local universities, business associations and non-profit agencies. Bryan Simon from Simon Landscaping ownes one of the involved businesses and a leader in getting this effort off the ground, as well as keeping it moving forward. He'll overview how the vision for the project came together, the various green practices currently being demonstrated, and the lessons learned so far.
Bryan Simon founder-owner of Simon Landscaping, the 2010 Green Business Award winner, and founder of Energy Exchange, has over 25 years in municipal, commercial, and residential landscape experience. He is a doer, with a wealth of knowledge of stormwater management best practices, installation of bio-swales, green roofs, permeable pavement, and rainwater harvesting. Bryan pushes forward new, innovative energy and water resource management techniques through the Energy Exchange, a collaborative non-profit operating in Milwaukee dedicated to educating businesses, municipalities and homeowners about stormwater best management practices.