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    • Putting the LID on Your Community’s Stormwater – Part III: The Top 10 Benefits of Low Impact Development, February 21, 2013
      by: James Segedy, FAICP, Lisa Hollingsworth-Segedy, AICP
      This article presents benefits of implementing LID practices, including environmental, economic, and quality of life implications.
    • Putting the LID on Your Community’s Stormwater – Part II: An Overview of Some Basic LID Practices, February 14, 2013
      by: James Segedy, FAICP, Lisa Hollingsworth-Segedy, AICP
      This article provides an overview of LID practices, including stream buffers, permeable paving, bioswales, and rain gardens.
    • Putting the LID on Your Community’s Stormwater – Part IV: Local Measures for Implementation, March 14, 2013
      by: James Segedy, FAICP, Lisa Hollingsworth-Segedy, AICP
      This article provides a checklist to help planners determine and effective strategy for LID implantation in their community.
    • Putting the LID on Your Community’s Stormwater – Part I: What is LID?, February 12, 2013
      by: James Segedy, FAICP, Lisa Hollingsworth-Segedy, AICP
      This article focuses on the basics of stormwater and challenges of stormwater management in urbanized environments, and provides a definition of LID.
    • The Potential for an Urban Water Market in Los Angeles and Beyond

      The Avenue, May 2017
      by: Joseph Kane, Gregory Pierce
      This blog article discusses how an urban water market can address several water challenges, accelerate infrastructure improvements, encourage more sustainable and equitable water management.
      Los Angeles, CA
    • Water Rights and Markets in the U.S. Semiarid West - Evolution of Property Rights Related to Land and Natural Resources

      Conference Papers, November 2011
      by: Gary Libecap
      In this paper, the author explores water in the semiarid western United States - a region in which many of the intensifying demand and supply problems regarding fresh water are playing out-as a mixed private/public resource.
    • Linking Growth and Land Use to Water Supply

      Land Lines Magazine, April 2003
      by: Matthew McKinney
      This article provides a brief review of alternative policy options to develop the link between land use and water supply. It also offers suggestions for further research, education and policy development.
    • Flint’s Water Crisis Highlights Need for Infrastructure Investment and Innovation

      The Avenue, January 2016
      by: Joseph Kane, Robert Puentes
      This article discusses the factors that contributed to the Flint crisis, focusing on the role of the city’s aging and deteriorating water infrastructure.  It draws lessons for other cities and provides examples of innovative strategies.
      Columbus, OH
    • Water-Smart Development Regulations

      Zoning Practice — September 2015
      by: Elizabeth Garvin, AICP
      This article explores how communities can better address the use of water through local regulations. It briefly explores how water use can be influenced by pricing and then looks at the range of regulations, particularly in the areas of lot design and landscaping, available at the local level to encourage and require water conservation.
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    • Integrated Urban Water Management for Planners

      PAS Memo — September-October 2014
      by: John Whitler, Jennifer Warner
      The September/October 2014 issue of PAS Memo explores the challenges and opportunities of Integrated Urban Water Management.
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    • Deep Trouble

      What role is there for planners in solving this crisis?
      What is planners' role in solving the Flint, Michigan, drinking water crisis?
    • The Effectiveness of Green Infrastructure for Urban Stormwater Management

      PAS Memo — May-June 2012
      by: Martin Jaffe
      The May/June issue of PAS Memo explores the effectiveness and some of the economic implications of many common green infrastructure practices that are used to manage the water quality and flood risks associated with urban stormwater runoff.
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    • The Tricky Business of On-Site Water Treatment and Reuse

      It's time to rethink old assumptions about what can and can't be done.
      In many cities, water-management policies can get in the way of integrating water reuse into new developments. This article covers the unique ways in which cities solve these problems and adopt sustainable water practices. A sidebar explores how, faced with drought, California and other Western states navigate issues with water supply, storage, and reuse.
    • Regulating Green: Is Your Municipality Promoting Green Infrastructure?

      Zoning Practice — September 2010
      by: Mami Hara, AICP, David Rouse, FAICP
      This article uses case studies of Atlanta and Philadelphia to illustrate how planning, policy, and regulation can be used to promote green infrastructure at the local level.
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    • Puget Sound Partnership Low Impact Development Local Regulation Assistance Project

      Zoning Practice — August 2010
      by: Wayne Carlson, FAICP
      This article takes a look at how the Puget Sound Partnership has been helping communities in Washington State integrate LID techniques and requirements into local codes and requirements.
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    • Fighting the Water Wars on a Different Front

      It takes conservation and creativity to get the job done.
      Droughts, floods, decaying infrastructure, and a two-decades-long dispute with Alabama and Florida have all been triggers for conservation and creativity in water use in north Georgia, from airport terminals to breweries to new home construction.
    • In China, Rethinking a Resource

      Jintang County shows the way on water resource management.
      Party Secretary Wang Bo of Jintang County, located in China's Sichuan Province, raised many questions during his three-week Mayor's Training Study Tour to the U.S. in 2011. He was especially interested in how American Planners manage waterfronts, streams, and rivers.
    • The Water Demand Revolution

      We're using less water — but we've been so successful that there are transition challenges.
      Given the immensity of water resource and infrastructure challenges in the U.S., one might think that we’re collectively and individually unable to rise to the occasion. In fact, we already are. Right now water providers across the country are adjusting to ongoing success in water demand management, a quiet revolution that is affecting the use of one of our most precious resources.
    • Low-Impact Development

      PAS QuickNotes 23
      by: Larry Coffman
      This edition of PAS QuickNotes provides a primer on how low-impact development (LID) offers ecological and economic advantages over conventional site planning approaches for managing the volume and quality of stormwater.
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    • Planning for Rooftops: The Benefits of Green Roof Infrastructure

      The March-April 2008 PAS Memo examines the multiple public and private benefits of green roofs and offers recommendations to planners for implementing this technology in their communities.
    • Low Impact Development: An Alternative Approach to Site Design

      The May-June 2005 PAS Memo provides background on the development of Low Impact Development, examples of communities that have adopted LID principles, and some of the issues to address when incorporating LID into practice.
    • Green City, Clean Waters, Philadelphia

      Green City, Clean Waters in Philadelphia is the winner of the 2015 National Planning Excellence Award for Implementation.
    • Integrating Stormwater Regulation and Urban Design

      Zoning Practice — November 2006
      by: Lisa Nisenson
      This article explains new federal requirements for stormwater management and offers some words of caution about the potential unintended results of merging land-use and water regulations.
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    • How Thirsty Is Your Community?

      Zoning Practice — May 2005
      by: Paula Van Lare
      This article looks at the relationship between lot size and water cost and consumption.
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