MON-A09: Trees, Stormwater, and Suspended Pavements: Research and Reality

Start Date
10/22/2018
End Date
10/22/2018
Description
Trees and soils are key components in urban stormwater management, with suspended paving systems proving to be a best practice toward increasing their vitality in these challenging environments. We will address the stormwater mitigation capacity of trees and use case studies to support their value as a resource.
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
1. Understand the important role that tree canopy and their associated soil systems can play in the management of urban stormwater. 2. Identification of key forest types/tree characteristics and other factors used in stormwater mitigation and how urban tree canopy has been credited as a stormwater mitigation tool in watershed jurisdictions. 3. Understand what suspended pavement systems are and the processes that they employ for stormwater management. 4. See how suspended pavement has been used as a mechanism to manage stormwater, promote urban tree vitality, and aid in the transformation of a downtown using a project case study.
Instructors
Rob Gray, ASLA, LEED AP; Bryan T.. Seipp; Ryan Winston
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Provider
American Society of Landscape Architects


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