Stormwater Infrastructure: No Longer a Stepchild?

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Several weeks ago I was honored to be an invited participant at a small White House sponsored conference to explore how to accelerate the nationwide implementation of Green Infrastructure. It was truly an interesting experience and one that I believe it’s safe to say, the 80 invitees and 20 or so observers from across the country, […]

Functional Fixedness

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_zigzag][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1626900356044{margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”]One of my favorite bloggers, Barry Fagan PE/PLS, CPESC, leads Alabama DOT’s Environmental Program, as well as being ALDOT’s unofficial Chief Environmental Evangelist. His blogs are always entertaining, thoughtful  and well reasoned. He’s given me permission to share them with you occasionally, and I believe Barry’s blog this week , […]

The Houston Low Impact Development Experience

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Houston is undoubtedly more often thought of as an example of urban sprawl than as a model for sustainable development. However, some in the EPA (particularly in Region 3, which encompasses the critically challenged Chesapeake Bay watershed) actually see Houston as a good example of how to move rapidly from an unsustainable to a sustainable […]