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A HYDROLOGICAL METHODOLOGY FOR MODELING THE BENEFITS OF GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE The typical hydrology software packages are clunky when it comes to modeling the effects of Green Infrastructure (AKA Low Impact Development – LID, or Light [...]
Because I disagreed with the book premise, I read with great interest The New Geography of Jobs by Enrico Moretti. Moretti pronounces that innovation hubs are location-specific, need to be located in largish cities, and [...]
A goal to achieve a basic understanding of climate change science through brief and accessible readings is one of the largest conundrums of climate action. It’s a complex science that actually requires more than brief [...]
For the past six decades the waste inherent in cheap oil, overblown national public works standards, and car-dominance have resulted in gold-plating (incorporating costly features or refinements into something unnecessarily; often in the name of [...]
Principles of Green Infrastructure Green Infrastructure (sometimes called Low Impact Development, or LID), far from being a “new technology”, is actually the recovery of a lost technology. For example, bioswales (roadside ditches) and bioretention areas [...]
As a full-service civil engineering firm that is focused and experienced at New Urbanist principles and practices, we have engaged in dozens and dozens of masterplan charrettes throughout the United States and internationally, with some [...]
Aerial Vignette - Kety, TX (Salon des Refusés, Illustration by author) In 2010, Crabtree Group Inc., joined an ad hoc design team backed by the environmental groups, Sea Grant Texas and the Texas Coastal [...]