“What if urban stormwater infrastructure enhanced ecological functioning to serve as a civic asset rather than an environmental liability?”
Low Impact Development: A Design Manual for Urban Areas introduces general audiences to designing landscapes for urban stormwater runoff—a primary source of watershed pollution. This manual can be reviewed episodically, much like a lifestyle publication, or read in its entirety for a comprehensive understanding. The goal is to motivate awareness and implementation of LID in a wide cross-section of stakeholders, from property owners to municipal governments that regulate infrastructure development. Though not exhaustive in its coverage of LID techniques (i.e., you will not be able to engineer a LID project from this manual), this manual does provide a holistic framework in which a novice homeowner and an experienced developer can each find an equally transformative role to enact. (2010) By the University of Arkansas Community Design Center, Fay Jones School of Architecture. University of Arkansas Press.