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The City of Houston recently updated floodplain regulations after massive flooding and damages occurred throughout Harris County and surrounding areas in recent years. The flood damages have resulted from major rainfall events; Hurricane Harvey (2017), the 2016 Tax Day Flood, and the 2015 Memorial Day Flood. The regulations were updated to better ensure the welfare and safety of the public and to increase the resiliency of communities as they recover and prepare for future...

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Dallas wants to be the leader of major U.S. cities when it comes to protecting the environment. The City has already adopted one of the most progressive green building ordinances to address the design of structures, and now Freese and Nichols is working with Dallas to implement the Integrated Stormwater Management Design Manual for Site Development (iSWM) to better handle stormwater runoff from the land around those buildings.

Future Development City leaders...

Read More - Dallas Goes Green: Integrating iSWM into the City's Stormwater Design Criteria

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