urban runoff

A sample of what I’ve been dedicating my time for in the recent past. Just handed in the finalised project last night. Phew!

This is part of the design for controlling urban runoff waters by contouring the site (blue lines represent elevation from sea level by 0.10 m increments). In the centre, are three runoff retention ponds (Hule 1-3) aka. stormwater basins.

I have loved the tough, tight-scheduled but rewarding process of learning this new thing for me.

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Landscape Architecture Network

Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, are demonstrating to the world there is a better way. These cities, and others across the United States, are designing and building Green Streets which trap stormwater runoff and capture pollutants. Green Streets can be more cost efficient in managing urban stormwater runoff than the usual “gray” infrastructure of concrete gutters and storm drains