Landscape Architects and other design professionals
Across the Chicago urbanized region, rainwater, rather than infiltrating or sponging through the ground, lands on impervious surfaces (roofs, roads, sidewalks) and then drains to local waterways or to gray infrastructure (pipes, tunnels, treatment plants)
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
Address stormwater issues in the Calumet and the current research and challenges. Share science-based design research project to restore the lost functioning of the landscape.
Discuss near- surface geologic soils and the direct results for green stormwater infrastructure design through incorporating geologic studies, environmental modeling, and landscape architecture design to propose surface retrofit solutions for Calumet communities.
Mary Pat McGuire, RLA, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois
Illinois Chapter ASLA