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

 
Bioswales, defined as sloping drainage areas filled with vegetation, flank the development's streets collecting the runoff and removing pollutants from it.

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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