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Urban Street Stormwater Guide

Urban Street Stormwater Guide

  • Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1610918142
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 168
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The Urban Street Stormwater Guide begins from the principle that street design can support—or degrade—the urban area's overall environmental health. By incorporating Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) into the right-of-way, cities can manage stormwater and reap the public health, environmental, and aesthetic benefits of street trees, planters, and greenery in the public realm. Building on the successful NACTO urban street guides, the Urban Street Stormwater Guide provides the best practices for the design of GSI along transportation corridors.The state-of-the-art solutions in this guide will assist urban planners and designers, transportation engineers, city officials, ecologists, public works officials, and others interested in the role of the built urban landscape in protecting the climate, water quality, and natural environment.

Urban Street Design Guide

Urban Street Design Guide

  • Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1610915348
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 192
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The NACTO Urban Street Design Guide shows how streets of every size can be reimagined and reoriented to prioritize safe driving and transit, biking, walking, and public activity. Unlike older, more conservative engineering manuals, this design guide emphasizes the core principle that urban streets are public places and have a larger role to play in communities than solely being conduits for traffic. The well-illustrated guide offers blueprints of street design from multiple perspectives, from the bird’s eye view to granular details. Case studies from around the country clearly show how to implement best practices, as well as provide guidance for customizing design applications to a city’s unique needs. Urban Street Design Guide outlines five goals and tenets of world-class street design: • Streets are public spaces. Streets play a much larger role in the public life of cities and communities than just thoroughfares for traffic. • Great streets are great for business. Well-designed streets generate higher revenues for businesses and higher values for homeowners. • Design for safety. Traffic engineers can and should design streets where people walking, parking, shopping, bicycling, working, and driving can cross paths safely. • Streets can be changed. Transportation engineers can work flexibly within the building envelope of a street. Many city streets were created in a different era and need to be reconfigured to meet new needs. • Act now! Implement projects quickly using temporary materials to help inform public decision making. Elaborating on these fundamental principles, the guide offers substantive direction for cities seeking to improve street design to create more inclusive, multi-modal urban environments. It is an exceptional resource for redesigning streets to serve the needs of 21st century cities, whose residents and visitors demand a variety of transportation options, safer streets, and vibrant community life.

Urban Bikeway Design Guide, Second Edition

Urban Bikeway Design Guide, Second Edition

  • Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1610915658
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 257
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NACTO's Urban Bikeway Design Guide quickly emerged as the preeminent resource for designing safe, protected bikeways in cities across the United States. It has been completely re-designed with an even more accessible layout. The Guide offers updated graphic profiles for all of its bicycle facilities, a subsection on bicycle boulevard planning and design, and a survey of materials used for green color in bikeways. The Guide continues to build upon the fast-changing state of the practice at the local level. It responds to and accelerates innovative street design and practice around the nation.

Global Street Design Guide

Global Street Design Guide

  • Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1610917014
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 423
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The Global Street Design Guide is a timely resource that sets a global baseline for designing streets and public spaces and redefines the role of streets in a rapidly urbanizing world. The guide will broaden how to measure the success of urban streets to include: access, safety, mobility for all users, environmental quality, economic benefit, public health, and overall quality of life. The first-ever worldwide standards for designing city streets and prioritizing safety, pedestrians, transit, and sustainable mobility are presented in the guide. Participating experts from global cities have helped to develop the principles that organize the guide. This innovative guide will inspire leaders, inform practitioners, and empower communities to realize the potential in their public space networks. It will help cities unlock the potential of streets as safe, accessible, and economically sustainable places."

Transit Street Design Guide

Transit Street Design Guide

  • Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1610917472
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 223
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"The Transit Street Design Guide sets a new vision for how cities can harness the immense potential of transit to create active and efficient streets in neighborhoods and downtowns alike. Building on the Urban Street Design Guide and Urban Bikeway Design Guide, the Transit Street Design Guide details how reliable public transportation depends on a commitment to transit at every level of design. Developed through a new peer network of NACTO members and transit agency partners, the Guide provides street transportation departments, transit operating agencies, leaders, and practitioners with the tools to actively prioritize transit on the street."--Site Web de NACTO.

Stormwater Management for Sustainable Urban Environments

Stormwater Management for Sustainable Urban Environments

  • Author: Scott Slaney
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781864707076
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 256
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Analyzes methods of stormwater management Suggests how these methods might be effectively applied As urbanization progresses, urban environments have been confronted with many challenges, such as air pollution and stormwater disaster. The latter has been especially damaging in recent years, as vulnerable places suffer from inundating onslaughts of surface run-off following hurricanes and heavy rainfall. This book analyzes the implementation of stormwater management practices. It presents the systematic theory behind these methods, and provides multiple case studies showing how drainage development can create a sustainable urban environment."

Sustainable Stormwater Management

Sustainable Stormwater Management

A Landscape-Driven Approach to Planning and Design

  • Author: Thomas W. Liptan
  • Publisher: Timber Press
  • ISBN: 1604694866
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 288
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Sustainable Stormwater Management is a comprehensive guide to planning, designing, and installing stormwater management systems. It is an essential addition to the libraries of landscape architects, engineers, and urban planners.

Green Streetscape Design with Stormwater Management

Green Streetscape Design with Stormwater Management

  • Author: Freek Loos,Martine Van Vliet
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781864706451
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 246
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The first book about stormwater management utilized in urban streetscape design in China All the selected design cases are presented with rich design descriptions, plan drawings and beautiful photosAs people witness the effects of climate change - storms of greater frequency and severity - stormwater management in green streetscape design provides an added safeguard that can help mitigate flash flooding during these events. Green street design helps manage stormwater runoff to minimie the amount of pollutants that reach the waterways during rain storms. It also increases the safety and walkability of streets and beautify the city.This book provides a toolkit and reference of design projects for city agencies, contractors, and landscape designers to help them achieve their goals. Offering a detailed green streetscape design guideline with accompanying stormwater management methods, the book is augmented with selected design cases, presented with rich narratives, detailed plans and drawings, and beautiful photography. This book is an informative guide for practitioners to create an attractive, efficient and sustainable urban streetscape, while managing polluted stormwater and achieving a cleaner environment."

Compass and Gyroscope

Compass and Gyroscope

Integrating Science And Politics For The Environment

  • Author: Kai N. Lee
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 9781597268608
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 255
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Using the Columbia River Basin in the Pacific Northwest as a case study, Kai Lee describes the concept and practice of "adaptive management," as he examines the successes and failures of past and present management experiences. Throughout the book, the author delves deeply into the theoretical framework behind the real-world experience, exploring how theories of science, politics, and cognitive psychology can be integrated into environmental management plans to increase their effectiveness.

Achieving Sustainable Freshwater Systems

Achieving Sustainable Freshwater Systems

A Web of Connections

  • Author: Marjorie Holland,Elizabeth R. Blood,Lawrence R. Shaffer
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 9781559639293
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 351
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One of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century is to develop a means of satisfying the water demands of an ever-expanding human population while at the same time protecting the aquatic ecosystems and ecological services upon which all life depends.Achieving Sustainable Freshwater Systems brings together experts from a wide range of disciplines to present key insights and information on sustainable freshwater systems. Contributors represent a variety of perspectives and expertise, helping to illuminate the multiple connections and concerns involved with freshwater systems. Throughout they focus on the idea that freshwater systems lie at the heart of many different environmental and societal concerns. Achieving sustainability will require a heightened understanding of the connections among those concerns, and a willingness for experts and stakeholders to work together across areas of interest.For both scientists and managers, Achieving Sustainable Freshwater Systems represents an important new resource for formulating site-specific solutions to problems involving natural resource sustainability.

Understanding and Managing Urban Water in Transition

Understanding and Managing Urban Water in Transition

  • Author: Quentin Grafton,Katherine A. Daniell,Céline Nauges,Jean-Daniel Rinaudo,Noel Wai Wah Chan
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 940179801X
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 641
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This book examines changes and transitions in the way water is managed in urban environments. This book originated from a joint French-Australian initiative on water and land management held in Montpellier, France. The book delivers practical insights into urban water management. It links scientific insights of researchers with the practical experiences of urban water practitioners to understand and respond to key trends in how urban water is supplied, treated and consumed. The 51 contributors to the volume provide a range of insights, case studies, summaries and analyses of urban water and from a global perspective. The first section on water supply and sanitation includes case studies from Zimbabwe, France and South Africa, among others. Water demand and water economics are addressed in the second section of the book, with chapters on long-term water demand forecasting, the social determinants of water consumption in Australian cities, a study of water quality and consumption in France, governance and regulation of the urban water sector and more. The third section explores water governance and integrated management, with chapters on water management in Quebec, in the Rotterdam-Rijnmond urban area, in Singapore and in Australia. The final section offers perspectives on challenges and future uncertainties for urban water systems in transition. Collectively, the diverse insights provide an important step forward in response to the challenges of sustainably delivering water safely, efficiently and equitably.

A Practitioner's Guide to Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation

A Practitioner's Guide to Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation

  • Author: Nicole Silk,Kristine Ciruna
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 9781597266192
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 408
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A Practitioner's Guide to Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation brings together knowledge and experience from conservation practitioners and experts around the world to help readers understand the global challenge of conserving biodiversity in freshwater ecosystems. More importantly, it offers specific strategies and suggestions for managers to use in establishing new conservation initiatives or improving the effectiveness of existing initiatives. The book: offers an understanding of fundamental issues by explaining how ecosystems are structured and how they support biodiversity; provides specific information and approaches for identifying areas most in need of protection; examines promising strategies that can help reduce biodiversity loss; and describes design considerations and methods for measuring success within an adaptive management framework. The book draws on experience and knowledge gained during a five-year project of The Nature Conservancy known as the Freshwater Initiative, which brought together a range of practitioners to create a learning laboratory for testing ideas, approaches, tools, strategies, and methods. For professionals involved with land or water management-including state and federal agency staff, scientists and researchers working with conservation organizations, students and faculty involved with freshwater issues or biodiversity conservation, and policymakers concerned with environmental issues-the book represents an important new source of information, ideas, and approaches.

Stormwater Design for Sustainable Development

Stormwater Design for Sustainable Development

  • Author: Ronald L. Rossmiller
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 0071816550
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 432
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MANAGE STORMWATER RUNOFF THROUGH SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT Stormwater Design for Sustainable Development presents an integrated approach to controlling stormwater runoff quantity and quality. With a focus on low-impact development, the book describes how to incorporate existing topography and drainage channels, curvilinear street layout, building locations, utilities, and proven best management practices, blending them all into a pleasing whole. The results, as shown by designs and calculations in several appendices, are developments for various land uses that are attractive, safe, affordable, sustainable, and economical to construct and maintain. They allow developers to use 100 percent of the sites for profitable construction, leading to developments that are community assets. This practical guide explains how to determine allowable water depths; develop inflow hydrographs for various components of a development; estimate storage volumes for above, surface, and underground locations; calculate outflow structure hydraulics for numerous types of facilities; and calculate routing curves and hydrograph routing. Real-world examples, calculations, and design plans are contained in this valuable resource. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Low-impact developments Triple bottom line (people, planet, profit) Coving and curvilinear streets Planning Types of best management practices Precipitation Drainage area estimation Time of concentration estimation Design steps Allowable depths Depth-storage relationships Inflow hydrographs Basic hydraulics Culvert hydraulics Riser structure design Hydrograph routing Several design examples

The Charrette Handbook

The Charrette Handbook

  • Author: Bill Lennertz,Aarin Lutzenhiser
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351177540
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 208
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The Charrette Handbook is a step-by-step guide to successful charrettes -- those extended exercises that help citizens envision new possibilities for their communities. Based on a program developed by the National Charrette Institute, the book offers a three-phase approach to project management, describing how to organize for a charrette, how to conduct one, and how to put the resulting ideas into effect. The section on preparation has been extensively overhauled for this edition.

Rainwater Park

Rainwater Park

Stormwater Management and Utilization in Landscape Design

  • Author: Michael Wright
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781864706314
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 264
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Provides a definitive statement on stormwater management and and rainwater recycling in urban park landscape design

Urban Hydrology, Hydraulics, and Stormwater Quality

Urban Hydrology, Hydraulics, and Stormwater Quality

Engineering Applications and Computer Modeling

  • Author: A. Osman Akan,Robert J. Houghtalen
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780471431589
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 373
  • View: 469
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A practical introduction on today′s challenge of controlling and managing the water resources used by and affected by cities and urbanized communities. The book offers an integrated engineering approach, covering the spectrum of urban watershed management, urban hydraulic systems, and overall stormwater management. Each chapter concludes with helpful problems. Solutions Manual available to qualified professors and instructors upon request. Introduces the reader to two popular, non–proprietary computer–modeling pro–grams: HEC–HMS (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) and SWMM (U.S EPA).

Bicycle Justice and Urban Transformation

Bicycle Justice and Urban Transformation

Biking for all?

  • Author: Aaron Golub,Melody L. Hoffmann,Adonia E. Lugo,Gerardo F. Sandoval
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317362330
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 270
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As bicycle commuting grows in the United States, the profile of the white, middle-class cyclist has emerged. This stereotype evolves just as investments in cycling play an increasingly important role in neighborhood transformations. However, despite stereotypes, the cycling public is actually quite diverse, with the greatest share falling into the lowest income categories. Bicycle Justice and Urban Transformation demonstrates that for those with privilege, bicycling can be liberatory, a lifestyle choice, whereas for those surviving at the margins, cycling is not a choice, but an often oppressive necessity. Ignoring these "invisible" cyclists skews bicycle improvements towards those with choices. This book argues that it is vital to contextualize bicycling within a broader social justice framework if investments are to serve all street users equitably. "Bicycle justice" is an inclusionary social movement based on furthering material equity and the recognition that qualitative differences matter. This book illustrates equitable bicycle advocacy, policy and planning. In synthesizing the projects of critical cultural studies, transportation justice and planning, the book reveals the relevance of social justice to public and community-driven investments in cycling. This book will interest professionals, advocates, academics and students in the fields of transportation planning, urban planning, community development, urban geography, sociology and policy.

Urban Being

Urban Being

Anatomy & Identity of the City

  • Author: Robin Renner
  • Publisher: Niggli
  • ISBN: 9783721209686
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 315
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"Since cities as living environments are steadily gaining in importance, they must not only grow in size, but rather develop in terms of quality. A first important step is understanding how cities function. The identity of each city is characterised by the behaviour of its inhabitants. At the same time, living conditions and realities are formed by the anatomy of a city. This anatomy is mostly determined by external factors. Remarkably, certain urban structures are used in a similar way all over the world. These influences and their effects on human life are illustrated and comprehensibly explained in this volume. The illustrated visualisations range from neighbourly urban quarters, via agglomerations, to macroregions stretching over thousands of kilometers. Through the combination of detailed maps on the one hand and real-life experiences on the other hand, the influence of the anatomy on the identity of the city is made understandable."--Page 4 de la couverture.

The Guide to Greening Cities

The Guide to Greening Cities

  • Author: Sadhu Aufochs Johnston,Steven S. Nicholas,Julia Parzen
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1610915046
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 264
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Superstorm Sandy sent a strong message that a new generation of urban development and infrastructure is desperately needed, and it must be designed with resilience in mind. As cities continue to face climate change impacts while growing in population, they find themselves at the center of resilience and green city solutions, yet political and budgetary obstacles threaten even the best-planned initiatives. In The Guide to Greening Cities, seasoned green city leaders Sadhu Johnston, Steven Nicholas, and Julia Parzen use success stories from across North America to show how to turn a green city agenda into reality.The Guide to Greening Cities is the first book written from the perspective of municipal leaders with successful, on-the-ground experience working to advance green city goals. Through personal reflections and interviews with leading municipal staff in cities from San Antonio to Minneapolis, the authors share lessons for cities to lead by example in their operations, create programs, implement high-priority initiatives, develop partnerships, measure progress, secure funding, and engage the community. Case studies and chapters highlight strategies for overcoming common challenges such as changes of leadership and fiscal austerity. The book is augmented by a companion website, launching with the publication of the book, which offers video interviews of municipal leaders, additional case studies, and other resources.Rich in tools, insights, and tricks of the trade, The Guide to Greening Cities helps professionals, policymakers, community leaders, and students understand which approaches have worked and why and demonstrates multidisciplinary solutions for creating healthy, just, and green communities.Visit the companion webiste to the book-http://guidetogreeningcities.org/

Practical Ecology for Planners, Developers, and Citizens

Practical Ecology for Planners, Developers, and Citizens

  • Author: Dan L. Perlman,Jeffrey Milder
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1559637161
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 294
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Annotation Introduces key ecological concepts for planners, landscape architects, developers, and others involved in planning and building human habitats. It offers clear guidelines and a wealth of information on how we can protect species and ecosystems while at the same creating healthy, sustainable human communities.