land 1600 - 3. Minimize Size and Severity of Development...

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Regy Perlera 11/1/10 Exercise Four: Alfie Vick “Sustainable Site Planning and Design” The Value of “Ecosystem Services” (Free services provided by nature: clean air, food, etc…) The Impact of Conventional Construction Practices Changes in soil chemistry and structure Impervious surfaces Steps For Low-Impact land Development: 1. Identify and Understand Context of Site a. Inventory and Analysis b. Regulatory Buffers c. Site Program 2. Preserve Functioning Areas of Site a. Native Vegetation b. Hydrology c. Habitats and Corridors between them
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Minimize Size and Severity of Development Footprint a. Use cluster development b. Reduce frontage, street width, and parking 4. Utilize Built Spaces to Contribute to Health of Site a. Porous Paving b. Greenroof c. Rainwater Harvesting d. Rain Gardens 5. Mitigate the Remaining Impact of Development a. Manage Stormwater b. Manage Natural Areas for Long-Term Health c. Amending Impacted Soils 6. Restore and Integrate Natural Processes into an Everyday Experience http://www.rivercenter.uga.edu/research/stormwater/bmps.htm...
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2011 for the course LAND 1600 taught by Professor Spooner during the Spring '09 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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