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Freese and Nichols (FNI), partnered with Hayden Consultants (HCI), held a two-hour presentation at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 Conference in Oklahoma City on the development of Low Impact Development (LID) standard details for the City of Dallas. The first hour of the presentation was dedicated to familiarizing the audience with the concept of low impact development and presented the LID standard details developed for the City. Further information concerning these details can be found in the previous article ...

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Co-authored by Boris Minot.

Low Impact Development (LID) has emerged as a highly innovative and effective approach to managing stormwater quality at the source and as a means for better mimicking natural hydrology. While many cities are excited about LID techniques, an equal number of developers and engineers are afraid of the unknown. The City of Dallas identified the need to develop LID standard details in order to ease those fears and to ensure sound design and construction of LID applications. Freese and Nichols, in coordination with Hayden Consultants, researched...

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This week, members of our stormwater and transportation groups were invited to speak at a North Central Texas Council of Governments workshop in Arlington. Trey Shanks, Lesley Brooks and Chris Bosco spoke alongside Jeff Rice, NCTCOG, and Dorcy Clark, City of Dallas. Their presentation, “Water Quality for Street Design,” addressed innovative street designs that incorporate water quality and low-impact development stormwater practices using the updated Transportation integrated Stormwater Management (TriSWM) Guide and iSWM Technical Manual as resources.

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Freese and Nichols introduced a new course at the Dallas Office Open House on Thursday, January 23, 2014. The course, titled “LID and Green Infrastructure: Basics to Applied Design,” covered low impact development (LID), green infrastructure, sustainable development, iSWMTM concepts, and other stormwater management and progressive infrastructure design strategies. The class looked closely at three applications of these key strategies, particularly related to shared transportation and stormwater projects. These applications included:

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Freese and Nichols introduced a new course at the Dallas Office Open House on Thursday, January 23, 2014. The course, titled “LID and Green Infrastructure: Basics to Applied Design,” covered low impact development (LID), green infrastructure, sustainable development, iSWMTM concepts, and other stormwater management and progressive infrastructure design strategies. The class looked closely at three applications of these key strategies, particularly related to shared transportation and stormwater projects. These applications included:

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Freese and Nichols recently participated in the kickoff event for the San Antonio Land/Water Sustainability Forum’s Low Impact Development (LID) Design Competition. The competition, focusing on areas within San Antonio, entails three professional design challenge categories: Urban Redevelopment, Multi-family Mixed Use and Green Roadway.

At the kickoff, Lane Wheetley​, Urban Planning and Design, Dallas, was interviewed on San Antonio's KSAT/Channel 12....

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Freese and Nichols recently participated in the kickoff event for the San Antonio Land/Water Sustainability Forum’s Low Impact Development (LID) Design Competition. The competition, focusing on areas within San Antonio, entails three professional design challenge categories: Urban Redevelopment, Multi-family Mixed Use and Green Roadway.

At the kickoff, Lane Wheetley​, Urban Planning and Design, Dallas, was interviewed on San Antonio's KSAT/Channel 12....

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Don't forget to register for "Low Impact Development (LID) in Houston", a workshop offered by the Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center at Rice University. This one-day event on Feb. 26 will cover the theory and practice of LID for Houston and will host a distinguished group of speakers that includes academia. The workshop flyer can be downloaded here.

This workshop is open to all engineers, architects, planners, developers, city and...

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