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Track 1 Day 1: Lee


Blue/Green Infrastructure for City Resilience: A Global Overview on Implementation and Best Practices

Wednesday March 20, 2019
4:00 to 4:30 pm


Vincent Lee, Arup


An overview of how blue-green infrastructure is being implemented across cities and communities across the world.

The presentation will describe some of the challenges and mechanisms for implementation at varying scales and programs. The presentation will also highlight the benefits and transformation that has been achieved as a result of implementing blue-green infrastructure.


Learning Objectives

1. Learn about the system pressures that are requiring global communities to transform how they design for stormwater management.

2. Learn about the implementation programs and challenges across different cities and countries.

3. Learn how good design can be achieved that not only benefits water quality and flooding, but can also transform cities and communities.


Vincent Lee

Vincent Lee

Vincent Lee, PE, LEED AP, ENV SP is an Associate Principal at Arup with more than 20 years of experience in sustainable site development, green infrastructure and integrated water resource management. His engineering background has enabled him to implement water-resilient cities and communities across the world.

He has been instrumental in developing green infrastructure strategies in Ho Chi Minh City, Middle East, São Paulo, Shanghai, South Korea, Texas and Washington DC. In New York City, he is the Project Director for the design of green infrastructure for streets and public properties on multiple city contracts encompassing over 2,000 acres in three city boroughs.

Within Arup, Vincent is the Technical Director for Water for North America where he ensures technical excellence and quality across the region in hydraulic and hydrologic modeling, green infrastructure, water sensitive urban design and resilience. He is one of the leaders of the civil engineering and water team in Arup’s New York City office and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in multiple states.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in civil/environmental engineering from Penn State University, a Master of Science degree in from New Jersey Institute of Technology.