LID Basics and beyond: Low impact development trends in the Southwest

-Brad Lancaster, Regenerative Rights-of-Way: Local Harvests and Enhancements in Our Community Commons
-Eileen Dunn, LID and MS4 Stormwater Permit Nexus
-Kimberly Brewer, Implementing Existing LID Tools for the Community and Region
-Jenna Cleveland, Water Resources Research Center: Utility Guide to Rainwater and Stormwater Harvesting
-James DeRoussel, Community Based Green Infrastructure in Arizona's Public Rights-of-Way
-Grant McCormick, LID Examples in Public Settings
-Tom Kaczmarowski, Permeable/Porous Pavement
-Richard Adkins, The Urban Forest Resource: A Critical Component of Developing Sustainable Infrastructure and Healthy Living

Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Time: 8:30am-4:00pm
Location: Glendale Public Library Main Auditorium
5959 West Brown Street, Glendale, AZ 85302

Who Should Attend?
Municipal professionals in storm water management, engineering, planning, landscape architecture, parks and recreation, and other departments associated with infrastructure management.

What is LID?
Low Impact Development (LID) is comprised of a set of site-design approaches and small-scale practices to manage, capture, and infiltrate storm water for beneficial use as close to its source as possible. A good LID plan provides integrated solutions to reducing storm water pollutants, improving water quality and watershed conditions, and preserving trees and natural vegetation. Ideally, LID would decrease the cost of municipal storm water infrastructure and help preserve and/or enhance our urban green spaces.

Why Attend?
Within the next 5 years most cities in the Valley will be required to submit LID plans as a part of their storm water permitting process. A good municipal LID plan requires the cooperation of many internal and external development-related professionals and departments. This one-day workshop provides the opportunity for you to enhance your understanding of LID and to network and learn from other professionals working in our region.

Preliminary Agenda
8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Refreshments

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome

9:15 – 10:00 Keynote speaker – Brad Lancaster, Designer, Consultant and Co-founder of Desert Harvesters non-profit organization.

10:00– 10:30 What is LID? Why is it Important regionally?
Eileen Dunn, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

10:30-10:45 BREAK

10:45– 12:00 Existing Regional Tools
Kimberly Brewer, Tetra Tech – examples from San Diego to Phoenix
Jenna Cleveland, Graduate Student, The University of Arizona, Water Resources Research Center – Tool kit

12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH

1:00 – 1:30 ROW Examples
James DeRoussel, Watershed Management Group

1:30 – 2:00 Public Facility Examples
Grant McCormick, Campus Planner, The University of Arizona

2:00 – 2:30 Permeable Paving Examples
Glendale Park & Ride – Tom Kaczmarowski,Sr. Civil Land Development,Engineer, City of Glendale

2:30 – 2:45 BREAK

2:45 – 3:15 Urban Forest and Urban Heat Island
Richard Adkins, Parks and Recreation Department, Forestry Supervisor, City of Phoenix

3:15 – 4:00 Barriers & Solutions Panel Discussion
Maintenance - Irene Ogata, Urban Landscape Manager, City of Tucson
Watershed Management Group - James DeRoussel
Codes / ordinances - Tetra Tech – Kimberly Brewer

Stay tuned for more details on the workshop and CEU/PDU opportunities.

To register early for this free workshop, please email Anne Reichman at [email protected]. Seating is limited and attendance will be on a first come, first serve basis. Questions? Please contact Anne Reichman, Program Manager for ASU’s Sustainable Cities Network at [email protected]/480-965-2168.

This event is sponsored by
-STORM: Stormwater Outreach for Regional Municipalities:



-Engineering and Environmental Consultants inc.

-Watershed Management Group

CEUs Approved for Professionals of:
Arizona Landscape Contractors Association (ALCA)
American Planning Association (APA) – CMs
Association of State Flood plain Managers (ASFPM) - CECs
Western Chapter International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

CEU Approval Pending for the following organizations:
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) - CESs