MON-A09: Critical Work: Innovative Green Infrastructure Regulations Transforming D.C.

American Society of Landscape Architects


Monday, November 9, 2015
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CST

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Washington, D.C., is taking a holistic view to reduce stormwater runoff, increase environmental resilience, and incentivize aesthetic values through regulation and market generation. New Stormwater Regulations, Green Area Ratio requirements, and Green Streets standards address all areas of city development and require landscape architects’ participation from the start of design. Learning Objectives - Understand the factors driving environmental regulations in the District of Columbia. - Understand specific regulatory requirements of public right of way, stormwater management and Green Area Ratio regulations. - Understand the typical challenges faced by projects in complex urban settings and workarounds and exceptions to environmental regulations. - Learn potential areas of interdisciplinary collaboration, especially between landscape architects and engineers, in early stages of the design process.