1. Municipal Partnerships and Green Infrastructure: Herding Cats and a Leap of Faith The City of Tucson Water Department partnered Tucson Clean and Beautiful to administer a Neighborhood Scale Stormwater Harvesting Program. Funded by a water conservation fee, the program enables neighborhood groups to develop storm water harvesting green infrastructure projects. City right of way, parks, schools, and other public properties are project locations. Neighborhood groups agree to maintain the installed green infrastructure. The program is a unique solution in a challenging time. The presentation covers program development, challenges, lessons learned and opportunities. 2. "High-performance" urban trees offer many LID stormwater benefits to our cities. But what are high-performance trees, why should they be considered BMPs, and how are they produced in our urban areas? What are the key things that specifiers, designers, property owners — and frankly residents —want to see from an increased investment in LID stormwater management? What is the ROI of conventional stormwater management solutions compared to the ROI of LID tree pits? At what point does performance outweigh cost? This session addresses these questions in a thought provoking presentation that analyzes and defines the factors that contribute to LID stormwater management using urban trees, and the key to realizing these benefits through design. It reviews the best practices and design techniques that successfully integrate trees into urban stormwater management, and provides examples of how high-performance trees are sustainably managing stormwater in regional and international case studies.
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Participants will learn what factors contribute to LID stormwater management using urban trees and the key to realizing these benefits through design.
2. Participants will learn best practices and design techniques that successfully integrate trees into urban stormwater management and how high-performance trees are sustainably managing stormwater through regional and international case studies.
3. Participants will learn how the City of Tucson Water Department and Tucson Clean and Beautiful worked together to administer a Neighborhood Scale Stormwater Harvesting Program, where neighborhood groups agree to maintain the installed green infrastructure.
4. Participants will learn about the program development, the challenges, and the lessons learned.
1. Tom Ellis is the new director of Tucson Clean and Beautiful: “Tucson Clean and Beautiful’s vision, mission, programs and operations reflect long standing respect for resource sustainability and commitment to enhance community resiliency”, Ellis said. Fo
New Mexico Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects