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Exec Summ Grn Infrastruct

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Green
 
Infrastructure
 
for
 
Los
 
 Angeles:
 
Addressing Urban Runoff and Water SupplyThrough
Low
 
Impact 
 
Development 
 
Haan-Fawn Chau
 
 
 2 
 In memory of Dorothy Green,
whose dedication to creating healthy, sustainable waters for  Los Angeles and the state of California was an inspiration to us all.
©
 
April
 
17,
 
2009
 
Haan
Fawn
 
Chau
 
Disclaimer:
 
Neither 
 
the
 
University 
 
of 
 
California
 
nor 
 
the
 
School 
 
of 
 
Public
 
 Affairs
 
either 
 
supports
 
or 
 
disavows
 
the
 
 findings
 
in
 
any 
 
 project,
 
report,
 
 paper,
 
or 
 
research
 
listed 
 
herein.
 
University 
 
affiliations
 
are
 
 for 
 
identification
 
only;
 
the
 
University 
 
is
 
not 
 
involved 
 
in
 
or 
 
responsible
 
 for 
 
the
 
 project.
 
 
 3
Table
 
of 
 
Contents
 
[1]
 
Executive
 
Summary
 
....................................................................................................................
 
7
 
Part 
 
I:
 
Understanding
 
Low
 
Impact 
 
Development 
 
[2]
 
What
 
is
 
Low
 
Impact
 
Development?
 
..........................................................................................
 
21
 
Introduction
 
.................................................................................................................................
 
21
 
Key
 
Principles
 
of 
 
Low
 
Impact
 
Development
 
.................................................................................
 
22
 
Best
 
Management
 
Practices
 
&
 
Green
 
Infrastructure
 
...................................................................
 
22
 
Low
 
Impact
 
Development
 
for
 
Los
 
Angeles
 
...................................................................................
 
24
 
[3]
 
Common
 
LID
 
Best
 
Management
 
Practices
 
..................................................................................
 
26
 
Landscape
 
BMPs
 
..........................................................................................................................
 
27
 
Building
 
BMPs
 
..............................................................................................................................
 
29
 
Street
 
&
 
Alley
 
BMPs
 
.....................................................................................................................
 
31
 
Site
 
Planning
 
BMPs
 
.......................................................................................................................
 
33
 
Prioritizing
 
LID
 
Best
 
Management
 
Practices
 
................................................................................
 
34
 
[4]
 
Benefits
 
of 
 
Low
 
Impact
 
Development
 
........................................................................................
 
36
 
[5]
 
Examples
 
of 
 
LID
 
Programs
 
and
 
Projects
 
....................................................................................
 
44
 
Maryland
 
.....................................................................................................................................
 
44
 
Seattle,
 
WA
 
...................................................................................................................................
 
45
 
Portland,
 
OR
 
................................................................................................................................
 
46
 
Chicago,
 
IL
 
...................................................................................................................................
 
47
 
City
 
of 
 
Ventura
 
.............................................................................................................................
 
48
 

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