Living Infrastructure - The Integration of Natural Drainage in the Urban Environment

P. Dedyo, P. Staeheli, T. Von Schrader & K. Gwylim
Cities across the United States are reversing the historical trend toward urban sprawl by encouraging more densely developed, mixed-use communities. These efforts provide protection for rural and natural areas, but strain existing urban infrastructure. As a result of denser developments and the resulting increase of impervious roofs and pavements under traditional construction practices, jurisdictions must increase their storm drainage capacities, which is a costly solution. Many are looking to sustainable approaches using natural systems to...
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