Improving Campustown: Using Green Infrastructure and BMPs to Mitigate Flooding
Originally Aired: August 1, 2018
Participants Earn One Professional Development Hour
Rick Hitchcock, senior principal, Mark Underwood, principal for Hitchcock Design Group and Susan L. B. Jacobson, FASLA, PLA Manager of Planning and Site Design for The Morton Arboretum, will discuss green infrastructure improvements on projects based in Champaign and Lisle, Ill. For decades, the Campustown neighborhood near the highly channelized Boneyard Creek was subject to frequent and significant flooding. As part of comprehensive watershed improvement and related neighborhood redevelopment strategies, city leaders constructed extensive storm water improvement projects at Scott Park and the Second Street Basin. Webinar participants will learn how the improvements have substantially reduced flooding, increased water quality, added valuable community space, connected neighborhoods and stimulated private sector investment and redevelopment.
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) was organized in 1899 as the first professional organization for landscape architects. Today, nearly 18,000 landscape architects in public, private and academic practice nationwide are members of ASLA.
Illinois has one of the largest chapters of ASLA in the nation with almost 500 members.
Its mission, is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments.