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Friday, May 3 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
The Challenges and Potential of Designing with and for Urban Stormwater

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Stormwater mitigation is an essential reality of urban site development. The field is awash with regional municipal codes and policies, and resulting "best practices," focused on mitigating the impacts of stormwater on infrastructure and ultimately Puget Sound. A series of case studies of recent public, institutional and mixed-use developments and panel discussion will demonstrate the evolution of practice within this medium and identify the hurdles to furthering our knowledge. This session highlights successful collaborative landscape architecture and
civil engineering strategies for stormwater mitigation and flushes out potential future changes to stormwater code and mitigation technologies.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify case studies of the recent evolution of PNW urban stormwater mitigation design, on public and private property.
  2. Analyze how code currently looks at stormwater management, the benefits and limitations in urban design.
  3. Consider the possible near future changes to stormwater management design in technology and approach, including what is driving the changes and identifying the barriers to progress.
  4. Compare how differences in scale and density impact various aspects of design.

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 1.5 LFA credits
  • 1.5 AIA LU|HSW credits

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Molly Freed

Senior Specialist, Technical Services, ILFI
Molly’s passion for applying critical deep green theory to practical problem-solving found a home at ILFI.  She supports the Institute’s policy program initiatives by identifying policy barriers and providing resources, research, toolkits, education, and advocacy to remove these... Read More →
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Nancy Chan

Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Washington
Nancy Chan’s dedication to creating vibrant urban spaces derives from the utilization of urbanist design and placemaking principles. Drawing on a background in systems-thinking design, Nancy uses spatial and social dynamics to inform the development of landscape architecture concepts... Read More →
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Jake Woland

Landscape Architect and Urban Designer
With 19 years of experience as a landscape architect and urban designer, Jake Woland leads design teams through the development of innovative concepts that focus on unique possibilities of dense, urban spaces. As an educator, Jake taught urban design studios at Rutgers University... Read More →
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Brook Jacksha

Owner/Principal, Navix Engineering
At a very young age, Brook Jaksha knew engineering was for him when he accompanied his father and a team of engineers up Mount Saint Helens only weeks after its eruption to chart new roads and drainage paths.  Upon graduating from the University of Portland and finishing his collegiate... Read More →

Friday May 3, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Snohomish Room #605