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Presenter: Stephan C. Howick and 1 more

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Recording Location: Grand Rapids, MI

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Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm
Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 5:00 pm

Understanding Principles of Low Impact Development

   Understanding the status quo: conventional development and stormwater management
   Drawbacks of conventional approaches
   Principles of LID
      • Stormwater
      • Natural resource conservation
      • Circulation and site design
      • Infrastructure access
   Benefits of LID for builders and municipalities
      • Environmental benefits
      • Public
      • Municipal
      • Developers

Launching LID Locally

   Discussion amongst participants on their experience with agencies
    having jurisdiction (AHJ) during review and permitting of projects
   Identifying local partners, synergies and incentives
   Exploring LID resources

Sustainable Onsite Stormwater Management

   Participants to share current projects with potential for LID applications
   Group discussion on current projects they are working on
   Reducing disturbance and impervious surfaces
   Maximizing filtration and infiltration
   Minimizing conveyance off site

Onsite Stormwater Best Management Practices

   Choosing and designing best management practices (BMPs)
   Participant discussion of their use of the following methods and the success or failure
    and what may have contributed to either success or failure
      • Bioretention
      • Vegetated buffers
      • Rain barrels
      • Infiltration trenches
      • Dry wells
      • Level spreaders
      • Rain gardens
      • Pervious concrete/permeable pavers
      • Filter strips
      • Vegetated swales
      • Cisterns

Beyond Stormwater:
Additional Site Design and Development Considerations

   Avoiding greenfields
   Repurposing existing sites
   Density and circulation
   Walkability and bikeability

Recap of the Day’s Discussion with the Following Question:
What are You Going to do Differently Now?

   What new sources of information will you seek out?
   How will LID strategies enter into the beginning stages of your design process?
   What will you be looking for on the construction sit


Stephan C. Howick

Fanning Howey

Low impact development (LID) strategies are important tools in addressing challenging site conditions for land development projects. Having utilized these strategies over many years, Mr. Howick has found that LID strategies can be cost efficient, environmentally effective, and aesthetically pleasing. During the past 14 years Mr. Howick has provided planning, permitting and site design services in the creation of smarter spaces for learning in his role as senior landscape architect for Fanning Howey Associates, Inc. in Celina, Ohio. As a LEED-accredited professional he has provided site design leadership on nearly 50 LEED Certified projects, 20 of which are certified Gold. In addition to his current work, Mr. Howick has worked in the mitigation of transportation infrastructure impacts, and in the planning and design of urban open space.

Phil Tevis

Flatland Resources LLC

Having grown a land use planning and design consulting firm over the past 30 years, Mr. Tevis has become an expert in water resource management and the enhancement of river health across the Midwest. Based in Muncie, Indiana, his firm Flatland Resources, LLC, is the primary consultant for the longest watershed project in Indiana. His firm provides services in stream restoration, including multiple dam removal projects. His firm has developed of over 100 miles of trails and the management planning for over 700 acres of preserved woodlands, created prairies and other natural areas. His firm has integrated alternative practices to combined sewer separation projects in defiance of convention, yielding cost savings and social benefit to the rate payers. Mr. Tevis has served as adjunct faculty in the Ball State Universities Landscape Architecture Department.