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dc.contributor.authorVelazquez Santiago, Estrella
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T16:22:41Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T16:22:41Z
dc.date.issued2008-12
dc.identifier.othervelazquez_estrella_200812_mla
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/velazquez_estrella_200812_mla
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/25345
dc.description.abstractThis thesis investigates the retrofitting of existing large lot residential neighborhoods with low-impact development water quality controls as a necessity for the long-term success of a regional stormwater management plan. The research involves looking back at the history of stormwater management, establishing the environmental benefits of stormwater retrofitting for water quality and identifying key legislation, funding and public support issues. Case studies of urban water quality stormwater retrofits are analyzed. A project application is used to determine the possibilities and limitations of a low-impact development water quality retrofit of a suburban residential neighborhood in the Georgia Piedmont region, using bioretention areas as the water quality control. In order to provide a quantifiable value for this project, a cost estimate was generated using extrapolated numbers from an existing retrofit project.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectretrofit
dc.subjectstormwater
dc.subjectlow-impact development
dc.subjectLID
dc.subjectbioretention
dc.subjectsubdivision
dc.subjectwater quality management
dc.titleRain gardens in surburbia
dc.title.alternativelow-impact development retrofitting in Georgia
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMLA
dc.description.departmentSchool of Environmental Design
dc.description.majorLandscape Architecture
dc.description.advisorRonald B. Sawhill
dc.description.committeeRonald B. Sawhill
dc.description.committeeMichael W. Breedlove
dc.description.committeeTodd C. Rasmussen
dc.description.committeeBruce K. Ferguson


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