Successfully Overcoming Challenges of Green Infrastructure to Transform Public Spaces

Marina Fernandes

Town of Milton

Town Engineer

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

at 6:00 pm


While the benefits of green infrastructure are becoming widely accepted, communities often encounter challenges – like public support, funding, and maintenance – that limit widespread implementation.  The Town of Milton is overcoming these challenges and bringing projects from planning to construction. This presentation will detail our community’s process of successfully planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining green infrastructure. Additionally, we will share lessons learned in overcoming challenges like site constraints, public education, and funding from the recent projects.


Ms. Fernandes is a civil and environmental engineer with 15 years of experience leading planning, permitting, design, and construction of various municipal utility projects.  She is an organized project manager and effective communicator who collaborates with her clients, regulators, stakeholders, residents, and project teams to deliver community-tailored solutions.  Ms. Fernandes is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. Fields of expertise include:

  • Infiltration and Inflow (I/I) Study and Mitigation
  • Stormwater management including illicit discharge detection and elimination study and solutions
  • Capital Improvement Planning/Utility Planning
  • Infrastructure rehabilitation
  • Construction management and administration
  • Asset management
  • Grant applications and administration

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