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low impact neighborhoods:

porchscapes

FAYETTEVILLE, AR with University of Arkansas Ecological Engineering Group
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filed under: Landscape/Park, Urban Planning

project awards and publications

Botanizing The Street
The 43-unit residential project is a demonstration Low Impact Development (LID) sponsored by the U.S. EPA for Habitat for Humanity.  LID is an ecological stormwater management approach that sustains a site's predevelopment hydrologic regime.  Planning begins with a Green Neighborhood Transect, leveraging urban and ecological services in the porch, yard, street, and open space.  Neighborhoods are developed as sub-watersheds.  This development model embeds ecological metrics into planning, land-use policy, and infrastructural design, and solves for the triple bottom line.

 

Low Impact Development: a design manual for urban areas
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Porchscapes (out of print)
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