North Carolina State University’s Dr. Bill Hunt discusses how Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Infrastructure (GI) are the future of stormwater management.
Webinar Recording: The need for Storm Control Measures (SCM) and Low Impact Development (LID)
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2018 Stantec Urban Places conferences and speaking engagements
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International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities
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Building urban energy resilience through education: The E-Pop Park
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