Landscape Architecture & Low Impact Development Program Presentations
The San Antonio LWSF LID Design Competition
Over 25 professional engineering, landscape architecture and architecture firms are ready to compete.
Don't miss your chance to participate registration closes March 19th!
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North Texas LID Design Competition
View highlights from the Finals Event and Awards Program.
THE 2010 LID DESIGN COMPETITION WHITE PAPER IS NOW AVAILABLE
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HARRIS COUNTY LID DESIGN GUIDE APPROVED
The Harris County LID Design Guidewas approved by Commissioner's Court on April 19th. This document was developed in a collaborative effort guided by the HLWSF. It involved county and city staffs, the engineering, landscape architecture communities and other relevant organizations in the greater Houston area.
This Guide will inform a collaborative permitting process which is designed to expedite permitting of LID-based projects. The objective is to get LID-based projects on the ground in our community without delay. Over the course of the next several years, LID-based project will be monitored and all parties to the development, design, permit, construction and regulatory communities will benefit from valuable on the ground experience with LID in our local conditions. Based on this experience, more formal code and guidelines will be developed.
Another important aspect of this LID Design Guide is that it's adoption by Harris County provides the basis for approval by TCEQ of infrastructure reimbursements for LID-based projects carried out by MUDs.
Harris County is the first county in the State of Texas to adopt such Guidelines and the first local government in the Houston area to take such a comprehensive approach to LID-based project permitting.