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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-10-017
Date: September 2010

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First National Green Streets and Highways Conference: The Leading Edge of Sustainability

Come discover today's top practices for planning, designing, and building sustainable roadways, from concept development all the way through to maintenance and operations, at the first national Transportation and Development Institute/American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Green Streets and Highways Conference. To be held November 14-17, 2010, in Denver, Colorado, the conference is cosponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

More than 100 presentations in over 30 technical sessions will discuss such themes as sustainable transportation planning, green by design, greening Interstate highways, green performance rating systems, watershed approaches, and green pavements.

The conference will be of interest to a range of transportation professionals, including engineers, environmental analysts, conservation planners, landscape architects, transportation planners, and policy makers.

Prior to the conference, an optional tour will be offered of one of the most sustainable Interstate highways in the country, I-70 through Glenwood Canyon. During the conference, attendees can also participate in an optional tour of Boulder, Colorado, one of the country's first municipalities to practice sustainability principles in street design.

The first 100 public sector registrants for the conference will receive a discounted rate of $395 (limited to one person per agency). For members of ASCE or sponsoring organizations, the registration fee is $595 until October 15 ($695 for nonmembers), or $675 from October 16 to November 5 ($775 for nonmembers). In addition to the conference sessions, the registration fee includes four workshops being planned by FHWA, AASHTO, and EPA on Sustainable Pavements, Achieving Sustainable Watershed Protection Through Innovative Stormwater Management: Presenting EPA and Partner's Perspectives on Current and Future Directions, Asset Management and Sustainability, and Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Infrastructure Managers.

For more information on the Green Streets and Highways Conference, visit


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