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Innovative storm water best management practices : their influence on landscape architecture in North Texas

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Innovative storm water best management practices : their influence on landscape architecture in North Texas

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dc.contributor.author Voight, Jason Christopher en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-16T18:19:54Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-16T18:19:54Z
dc.date.issued 2009-09-16T18:19:54Z
dc.date.submitted January 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-10046 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/1797
dc.description.abstract The land development process is essentially a three step progression consisting of input from developers who envision and fund a project, designers who translate the developer's vision into a buildable project, and the regulators who ensure that the project upholds, to the extent allowable by law, the health, safety, and welfare of mankind including the environment.As an outgrowth of this development model, the modern American city has evolved overtime into a sprawling metropolis, which has had a direct, deleterious impact on watersheds. To address these detrimental impacts, storm water regulations have been authored on federal, state, and local levels, which include the use of low impact development techniques, integrated storm water management techniques, and structural (or built) storm water best management practices to reduce water quantity and improve water quality. However, a majority of these storm water management techniques are used for strictly utilitarian purposes. The metropolitan area collectively referred to as North Central Texas represents this model.The objective of this research is to identify the selection preferences of integrated storm water management techniques for developing or re-developing areas by the representatives of the development process. Although the technology is available, integrated storm water management techniques for aesthetic, environmental, or educational purposes are seldom implemented in developments and redevelopments in North Central Texas. The evidence, obtained through qualitative analysis of responses from the aforementioned representatives, suggests that selection preferences are based on cost/expense, appropriateness, and existing experience or ignorance towards another equitable solution. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Taylor, Pat en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.title Innovative storm water best management practices : their influence on landscape architecture in North Texas en_US
dc.type M.L.A. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Taylor, Pat en_US
dc.degree.department Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.discipline Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.L.A. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink http://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=1152
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