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Category Archives: Land Planning
Environmental Site Design (ESD) Practices Report – South County Library
We provided site and stormwater design services for the Anne Arundel County South County Library expansion in southern Maryland a few years ago. An “in the neighborhood” site visit today found that construction was completed earlier this winter. The design … Continue reading
Environmental Site Design (ESD) Presentation
Our friends at Hord | Coplan | Macht kindly extended an invitation to present an overview of the forthcoming regulations and design guidance in Maryland that requires the application of Environmental Site Design (ESD) on all projects. This is a … Continue reading
Water in the Southwest
After visiting the Scottsdale area recently, we were struck by the incredible development and population in an area that has very little water. Irrigated golf courses everywhere? Really? While we’re sure it has been considered a marvel of engineering and … Continue reading
Recycled Pervious Paving
Firestone is marketing a pervious paving product made from recycled tire material. Applications for vehicular use seem sketchy, but a sweet specification for hardscapes and walks. Check it out at http://www.firestonesp.com/sustainable_products.asp.
Living in the Floodplain – your problem, or someone elses?
Interesting flooding vs drinking water situation on the Delaware River, with impacts ranging from folks living in the floodplain to the water supply of NYC. Read it all here.
Pervious Paving Research
From RMC Research & Education Foundation: The RMC Research & Education Foundation is proud to announce the release of its latest pervious concrete research report. The study Portland Cement Pervious Concrete Pavement: Field Performance Investigation on Parking Lot and Roadway … Continue reading
East Coast Green Street Designer Sought for Panel at CNU XVI
From Mary Vogel of PlanGreen: The Congress for New Urbanism is seeking a panel member who has designed and seen built green streets (streets whose stormwater is treated with bioretention) anywhere on the East Coast for its upcoming Congress, April … Continue reading
Wacko NIMBY Exaggerations
Much of the info we see on the regulation of stormwater management, especially on-lot near point source efforts ( call it Environmental Site Design or Low Impact Development or Green Infrastructure, whats your pleasure?) is positive and forward looking. We … Continue reading
Yet another term for doing the right thing… Green Infrastructure
Not sure exactly what the EPA is good at these days under the IFT (Idiot From Texas) regime – but coming up with new terms to describe doing the right thing is certainly up there on the list. Now it … Continue reading
Ahhh, Paris – and a Killer Green Roof
While in Paris last spring at the top of the Arc de Triumph , we happened on this green roof. Quite a splash of green in the cityscape…. Makes you want to be there, more than anywhere else in the … Continue reading