Category: Green Infrastructure

Sea Level Rise and Some of Our Most Important Monuments

About a month ago, Rolling Stone Magazine published: “What Happens When a Superstorm Hits D.C.?” Its lead image- Another image shown in the article is of a section of flood wall along 17th St. in D.C. that must be manually

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What’s a Tree Pit? An Opportunity, I Submit.

For nearly 9 months of this year, I and some others have been engaged in an effort to reduce impervious surfacing at my very urban Baltimore City church. As the church has no vacant land and city regulations prohibit removing

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An Urban Oasis – in Portland’s Pearl District

What a delight was in store for us when finding Tanner Springs Park in downtown Portland’s Pearl District several weeks ago! This 1-acre urban park, occupying a city block, was created back in 2010 by a team of landscape architects

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Resilience: Readying for Another Superstorm

Picking up where I last left off on resiliency, Development Projects Featuring “Resilience” to Climate Change (Pt 2), I noted a major project is well underway to help lessen the effects of future extreme climate events on the people and

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Development Projects Featuring “Resilience” to Climate Change (Pt 2)

Pt 1 on the subject, a couple weeks back, was about The Wharf, a 24-block resilient development along 1 mi. of Washington, DC waterfront. Today: Harvard’s Spaulding Rehab Hospital, located in the Inner Harbor of Boston. And, a late addition

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A Most Amazing Restoration I Have Yet to See…

The Miquon Creek Steam Restoration Project is today’s topic in honor of the recently celebrated Earth Day. I learned about this project in a presentation by water resources engineering firm Biohabitats at “Engineering Green Maryland” last November in Baltimore. With permission

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Development Projects Featuring “Resilience” to Climate Change (Pt 1)

The more attention on resilience strategies/outcomes being added to our built environment the better I feel. I blogged about resilience to climate change awhile back: “Resilience addresses shocks and stresses, and, while not geared toward any single shock or stress,

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The March for Science – by a U.S. Congressman, for one

This past Saturday, Earth Day 2017, coincided with The March for Science, as you know. (Isn’t this official poster awesome? Also looks like a horse rearing up, kicking its front legs in the air!) From the meetup.com #Resist: Baltimore website:

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R.I.P., Trailblazer David Burwell

For some years, walker and bicyclist friends of mine have talked about outdoor pleasures found along the Baltimore and Annapolis (B&A) Trail running 13 mi. from Annapolis to Glen Burnie, MD. There are 2 stops along the way where food/refreshments

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Not St. Paddy’s Day (yet) but let’s have a look at “Green Beer” – 2

Last week’s post left off by stating that Guinness Storehouse No. 4 is now a carbon-neutral building. Meanwhile, in Mills River, NC, Sierra Nevada’s new brewery was opened in 2014. LEED® Platinum certification was awarded last year. USGBC magazine writer

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