Stormwater

Miami is in a race against time to build defenses against climate change and rising sea levels—resilience projects that require property tax revenue generated from luxury developments built in the areas most at risk.
Dec 31, 2014   The Washington Post
In many cities, stormwater and sewage water are collected in the same sewer. As a result, good rainwater is combined with dirty sewage water. Overflows can create major problems for cities. But avoiding those problems is not exactly easy.
Apr 17, 2010   Urban Omnibus
Portland's "Green Streets" program is becoming a new tourist attraction in the city, which officials from other cities are visiting to learn from the Pacific Northwest's model water treatment infrastructure.
Mar 30, 2010   USA Today
This piece from <em>Urban Re:Vision Magazine</em> looks at a variety of water reuse and stormwater capture projects in cities across the U.S.
Feb 11, 2010   Urban Re:Vision
The city of St. Louis has been testing out a new sustainable streetscape design that calms traffic and helps absorb stormwater. The test run has been so well-received, the city is thinking about rolling out the design permanently.
Oct 18, 2009   The Architect's Newspaper
Portland is well-known for many things in the urban planning community. Now, it's being recognized as a leader in stormwater management.
Sep 20, 2009   The Oregonian
A new street greening project in North Portland that seeks to reduce stormwater runoff is fueling a debate between the area's young, eco-conscious businesses owners and older owners who are worried about interruption from the project.
Sep 4, 2009   The Oregonian
The city of Santa Monica has just unveiled its first segment of green street, one where rainwater runoff seeps into porous pavement and landscaping.
Jul 17, 2009   The Lookout
Colorado law prohibits the collection of rainwater, but urban farmers, environmentally-conscious homeowners, and even developers are catching on to its benefits and building momentum for the legalization of rainwater harvesting.
Mar 19, 2009   Los Angeles Times
After a recent state ruling requiring Seattle and other Puget Sound cities to control polluted stormwater runoff, smaller cities and suburbs could be brought on board as well.
Feb 6, 2009   Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Green alley projects are popping up in cities all over the U.S. and Canada in an effort to make the concrete jungle a little better at absorbing rainwater. A new alley program in Los Angeles goes beyond the runoff to actively integrate these unique spaces into the urban fold. Exclusive
Jan 22, 2009  By Nate Berg