By Stuart Echols, Eliza Pennypacker

This superbly illustrated, finished advisor explains the way to layout inventive, but sensible, landscapes that deal with on-site stormwater administration as a chance to augment web site design.

Stormwater administration as artwork? completely. Rain is a source that are meant to be valued and celebrated, no longer basically taken care of as an city layout problem—and but, conventional stormwater remedy equipment frequently variety from gruesome to forgettable. This booklet exhibits that it’s attainable to successfully deal with runoff whereas additionally developing inviting, beautiful landscapes.It is a must have source for panorama architects, city designers, civil engineers, and designers seeking to create landscapes that commemorate rain for the life-giving source it is-- and give a contribution to extra sustainable, fit, or even enjoyable, outfitted environments

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Public appreciation for OMSI is one factor that led Liptan and others to find more opportunities for aesthetically pleasing and informative strategies to manage stormwater. This has resulted in numerous urban bioretention basins and small surface detention curb extensions (including Northeast Siskiyou Green Street, the 12th Avenue Green Street, and Southwest Montgomery, to name only a few) and innovative retrofit projects at schools (including the award-winning Mount Tabor Elementary School and Glencoe Elementary School).

Create a narrative of the historical water condition. Use expressive symbols of historical water conditions. Water treatment types Make stormwater treatment systems visible and legible. Make stormwater treatment systems playful, intriguing, or puzzling. Include variety of stormwater treatment systems in design. Treatment system impact Create systems that visibly collect and store trash or pollution. Riparian plant types Provide a variety of visible plant types and communities. Riparian wildlife Provide a variety of interesting wildlife habitat by: Using plants that provide wildlife food.

Things to Consider in Your Effort to Achieve a Recreation Goal in ARD Both the matrix and the case studies provide plenty of opportunities and questions to consider in the design of recreational ARDs, summarized here: • Would it be possible to run trails from off site along your ARD? • Would it be possible to locate seating with a clear view of focal points in your ARD? 50 Artful Rainwater Design • Could elevated areas provide an interesting view down to your ARD? • Do local regulations permit you to invite visitors to enter your ARD?

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