AIA Honor Award: LID Manual for Urban Areas

Yet another great project selected by the AIA 2011 Honor Award committee was the  230-page “Low Impact Development: a design manual for urban areas” by the University of Arkansas Ecological Engineering Group. According to the AIA: “The manual’s unique contribution to the topic lies in its advancement of LID from a set of Best Management Practices to a highly distributed treatment network deployed at neighborhood, municipal, and regional scales. It shifts LID from an isolated technology to a planning model based on nestled pattern languages in making places. The goals are to promote implementation of LID technologies in urban areas through adoption of best practices in planning and design, and encourage reform in municipal codes.” For more information visit the AIA 2011 awards page.

2011 Recipient | AIA Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design: “Low Impact Development: a design manual for urban areas” | Engineer: University of Arkansas Ecological Engineering Group

Text excerpt credits: AIA & University of Arkansas Ecological Engineering Group

Image credits: University of Arkansas Ecological Engineering Group

Via: The Dirt (ASLA) &  Bustler

Additional Credits:

* Engineer: University of Arkansas Ecological Engineering Group
* Funding made available in part by: The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) through a grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Region 6 Section 319(h)
* Publication made possible by generous support from: Arkansas Forestry Commission’s Urban Forestry Program and US Forest Service Beaver Water District
* Community Foundation of the Ozarks and Stewardship Ozarks Initiative
* Ozarks Water Watch with Upper White River Basin Foundation
* National Center for Appropriate Technology Southeast Field Office: Fayetteville, Arkansas
* US Green Building Council Western Branch Arkansas Chapter: Northwest Arkansas
* Illinois River Watershed Partnership

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