Tag Archives: LID Competition

Cities Launch LID Design Competitions

Chattanooga, Tennessee, through its Resource Rain program, kicked off a Low Impact Development (LID) Design Challenge on March 13. To win, design teams will need to demonstrate efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective approaches to stormwater management and city beautification. The competition is intended to familiarize the design sector with new Environmental Protection Agency standards, which will [...]

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DC Water Announces Proposed $100 Million Investment in Green Infrastructure

On Jan. 22 at the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority’s (DC Water) second Green Infrastructure Summit, General Manager George Hawkins announced a proposal to substitute green infrastructure for some of the massive underground tunnels in DC’s Long Term Control Plan for combined sewer overflows (CSOs). The new plan will green portions of the [...]

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WEF Releases White Paper on Hosting LID Design Competitions

In May, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) held a workshop on low impact development (LID) design competitions. The workshop was a discussion forum for cities that have held competitions and offered a training opportunity for those with interest. The project, funded by a Chesapeake Bay Trust grant, included the development of a white paper on [...]

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A Tour of Five Low Impact Development Studies

Stormwater Report editor Kristina Twigg takes a tour of five LID studies at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center at Dallas.

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U.S. EPA Announces Second Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge

On Aug. 14, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the contest rules for its second annual Campus RainWorks Challenge. The goal of the competition is to engage students in developing innovative approaches to stormwater management. In 2012, more than 200 students participated, representing 42 states. This year’s challenge features two design categories and a [...]

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Hosting a Low Impact Development Design Competition

Throughout much of the U.S., there is a lack of familiarity with low impact development (LID) in the engineering and design community. LID design competitions give engineers, developers, landscape architects, and others a chance to gain experience with LID in a low-risk environment. Competitions can also break down perceived barriers to LID — such as [...]

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DC Water Launches Green Infrastructure Challenge

On May 10, DC Water launched its Green Infrastructure Challenge. The goal of the competition is to challenge firms to retrofit properties for combined sewer overflow control using innovative green infrastructure designs. Design teams should illustrate practicality, because DC Water plans to construct several of the top projects. Data from the projects will be used [...]

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Design Competition Seeks To Build a Resilient Rockaway Peninsula

A two-phase design competition in New York City’s Rockaway peninsula seeks storm-resilient and sustainable designs for Rockaway that can serve as models for other vulnerable waterfront communities. Rockaway was significantly damaged by Superstorm Sandy, and the FAR ROC —for a resilient Rockaway — design competition seeks innovative redevelopment strategies for the planning, design, and construction [...]

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U.S. EPA Announces Campus RainWorks Challenge Winners

On April 22, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winners of the agency’s first-ever Campus RainWorks Challenge — an innovative green infrastructure design competition for students. More than 200 student teams participated, representing 42 states. Entries were reviewed by more than 30 expert judges from EPA, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the [...]

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North Texas Land/Water Sustainability Forum Announces Winners of Low-Impact Development Competition

On Nov. 12, the North Texas Land/Water Sustainability Forum announced the winners of its low-impact development competition. Judges included top North Texas developers, as well as civic and governmental leaders. Nine finalists competed for four first-place positions in the categories of green roadways, urban redevelopment, mixed-use redevelopment, and mixed-use development. Project requirements dictated that submissions [...]

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