Low Impact Development

  • A path to improving national standards for stormwater practices

    A path to improving national standards for stormwater practices

    What to do when water quality suffers due to urban runoff-driven pollution

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  • No Outlet, No Problem. Infiltrate!14:27

    No Outlet, No Problem. Infiltrate!

    At TRIECA 2019, Jen Young describes the City of Kitchener RBJ Schelgel Park project; 42 acres of land with no drainage outlet.

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  • What is amended soil, and why is it so important?

    What is amended soil, and why is it so important?

    Did you know that amended soil is a VIP for LID? Here’s a guide to amended soil and its key components

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Landscapes that do more

    From the Design Quarterly: Landscapes that do more

    A systems-based, interdisciplinary approach to landscape architecture delivers a rich community resource

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  • What are the best Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure techniques for roads?

    What are the best Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure techniques for roads?

    Designing or retrofitting a road? Here are 6 LID and GI practices that can help improve stormwater runoff

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Seeing civic infrastructure differently

    From the Design Quarterly: Seeing civic infrastructure differently

    People-centered design for community infrastructure facilities upends expectations

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  • Wood is good (Part 1): 7 reasons to consider wood construction on your next project

    Wood is good (Part 1): 7 reasons to consider wood construction on your next project

    Safety, resilience, and versatility are all advantages that mass timber can offer compared to steel and concrete

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  • Does your land development project maximize environmental assets?

    Does your land development project maximize environmental assets?

    There is a value proposition to retaining environmental features for developers and home buyers—and it’s changed in the last 20 years

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  • Roundtable: Imagining a day without water—with planning, it’s something we can avoid

    Roundtable: Imagining a day without water—with planning, it’s something we can avoid

    Four experts consider our critical relationship with water and the role we can play in protecting this precious resource

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  • Creating corridors of opportunity: Urban design for community and economic benefit

    Creating corridors of opportunity: Urban design for community and economic benefit

    Denver’s Brighton Boulevard is a perfect example of turning a traffic-only strip of asphalt into a great urban space

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  • Low Impact Development (LID): Changing the landscape for the better

    Low Impact Development (LID): Changing the landscape for the better

    See how applying Low Impact Development (LID) designs can benefit developers through economic, esthetic and environmental enhancements.

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Healthy neighbors

    From the Design Quarterly: Healthy neighbors

    Building reuse brings healthcare closer to the community

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  • Low Impact Development and its applications

    Low Impact Development and its applications

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  • How Cool are Cooling Trenches?23:03

    How Cool are Cooling Trenches?

    Stantec has performed continuous temperature monitoring for of cooling trenches to determine what types of designs function, fail, or fizzle out. This presentation examines the results of 15 years of

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  • Stantec's Waterloo Office

    Stantec's Waterloo Office

    Our work can be found from the roads and highways that link Kitchener to Waterloo and Cambridge to the subdivisions we live in, and the buildings in which we work.

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  • Stormwater management on streets1:00:30

    Stormwater management on streets

    From NC State University, Dr. Bill Hunt explains how stormwater management practices can be applied to streets.

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  • Approach to resilient and sustainable stormwater and extreme event management46:50

    Approach to resilient and sustainable stormwater and extreme event management

    From the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Matt Lauffer explains how resilient and sustainable stormwater practices are applied in North Carolina and how extreme weather events are addresse

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  • Issue 01 | The Sustainable City

    Issue 01 | The Sustainable City

    Design Quarterly | How design can set the stage for healthy communities that use fewer resources.

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  • Webinar Recording: The need for Storm Control Measures (SCM) and Low Impact Development (LID)55:46

    Webinar Recording: The need for Storm Control Measures (SCM) and Low Impact Development (LID)

    North Carolina State University’s Dr. Bill Hunt explores SCM and LID approaches from around the world in this webinar recording

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  • Webinar Recording: Green infrastructure - The future of stormwater33:03

    Webinar Recording: Green infrastructure - The future of stormwater

    North Carolina State University’s Dr. Bill Hunt discusses how Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Infrastructure (GI) are the future of stormwater management

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