Gallery: American Society of Landscape Architects Highlights 479 Green ...

One of the model case studies is Tassafaronga Housing Village in Oakland, CA. This Gold Certified LEED ND neighborhood, planned and designed by David Baker + Partners, keeps its runoff out of the bay with vegetated roofs, downspout soil boxes and bioswales

The American Society of Landscape Architects just released an incredible useful and comprehensive database of 479 case studies of successful “green rainwater infrastructure” projects. It exemplifies various techniques of collecting rainwater and filtering it naturally before it flows into urban waterways as polluted runoff. Moreover, the study found that the use of green infrastructure is rarely cost-prohibitive. In fact, 75% of the projects in the database reduced development costs or had no impact on them.

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