Historically, parking lots, roadways, and similar infrastructure have been single-purpose facilities – designed to move and store vehicles. However, especially in urban areas, these land covers consume a large percentage of the land area. The economics of urban land use is “driving” a different way of thinking about how these surfaces can serve multiple purposes, including stormwater management. This webcast will cover several ways of reimagining the parking lot and roadway as a place where stormwater can be reduced, stored, harvested, and treated. The webcast will feature case studies on green streets, permeable surfaces, rainwater storage and use, and incorporating vegetation into the mix.
1 Introduce the parking lot and roadways as a stormwater management practice.
2. Provide an overview of the basic concepts.
3. Explain how the parking lot and roadways can be used to manage stormwater.
4. Discuss specific limitations and how to overcome them (e.g., soils, space, and/or policy).
5. Provide case studies for standard and innovative practices.
6. Learn ways to incorporate stormwater in the built environment‘s parking lots, roads, and similar urban infrastructure.
Speakers: Tom Price, PE, Director of Water Resources Engineering, Conservation Design Forum (Elmhurst, Illinois)
Tim VanSeters, Manager, Sustainable Technologies at Toronto and Region Conservation (Ontario, Canada)
Credits: 2 PDH/ .05 CE
****Lake County Stormwater Management Commission is pleased to announce that they will be hosting the Center for Watershed Protection webcasts for FREE!! The “Reimagining the Park Lot & Roadway as a Stormwater Practice” webcast will be hosted on February 12th, 12-2pm at the Lake County Division of Transportation, 600 W. Winchester, 1st FL Conference Room, Libertyville. To RSVP, contact Susan Vancil at firstname.lastname@example.org.****