Sustainable Stormwater Management

A Landscape-Driven Approach to Planning and Design
by Thomas W. Liptan, J. David Santen

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An essential addition to the landscape design library
Nature devises ingenious systems for the management and delivery of water in all its phases. No additional infrastructure is required—the water systems are in place, naturally. But once the natural environment has been disrupted by human development, stormwater becomes...
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Published By Timber Press

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 288

Publication Date 07/26/2017

ISBN 9781604694864

Dimensions 8 inches x 9.5 inches

“A must-have resource for design firms—clearly the most comprehensive resource available.” —Ed Snodgrass, co-author of The Green Roof Manual, Green Roof Plants, and Small Green Roofs

“Provides inspiring philosophical, technical, and aesthetic rationales for ‘putting the water in the landscape’ to create greener, more sustainable—and more humane—cities.” —Mike Houck, director of Urban Greenspaces Institute

“I am sure this will become the bible for planners, designers, and engineers.” —Dusty Gedge, president of European Federation of Green Roof and Walls Associations, co-author of Small Green Roofs

“A national leader in the sustainable stormwater movement, Tom Liptan traces the roots of the green infrastructure movement and takes the mystery out of how to design with nature.” —Carol Mayer-Reed, FASLA, principal and landscape architect of Mayer/Reed, Inc.

“This book is a comprehensive collection of opportunities for handling stormwater. The book’s material on green roofs and walls. . . is particularly good.” —Landscape Architecture Magazine

“Well designed and heavily illustrated. . . . a worthwhile addition to landscape architecture and urban planning collections.” —Choice Magazine

“A visually rich guide, with numerous, well-chosen images to illustrate the key points discussed. Its main strength is the presentation of a range of case studies of stormwater management in urban areas.” —The Garden

“Beautiful. . . . attractive, instructive, and good-natured book.” —Planning Magazine