Category Archives: Landscape Architecture

Taking Stormwater Management Home

After we told our neighbor we were planning to construct a rain garden, she asked us whether it would have any floating aquatic plants. We said, “Oh, no, it’s not going to hold water. It will fill up after a … Continue reading

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Late Summer Magic on the Upper Gunpowder River

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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

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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

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Green roof studies

We’ve seen varying claims on the hydrologic effects of green roofs. More studies like this one seem to be happening all the time.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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