As people witness the effects of climate change - storms of greater frequency and severity - stormwater management in green streetscape design provides an added safeguard that can help mitigate flash flooding during these events. Green street design helps manage stormwater runoff to minimise the amount of pollutants that reach the waterways during rain storms. It also increases the safety and walkability of streets and beautify the city.
This book provides a toolkit and reference of design projects for city agencies, contractors, and landscape designers to help them achieve their goals. Offering a detailed green streetscape design guideline with accompanying stormwater management methods, the book is augmented with selected design cases, presented with rich narratives, detailed plans and drawings, and beautiful photography. This book is an informative guide for practitioners to create an attractive, efficient and sustainable urban streetscape, while managing polluted stormwater and achieving a cleaner environment.
About the Author
Freek Loos, architect and urban planner, studied architecture at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam. He started his career at UNStudio, continued as director of Bureau B+B landscape architecture and urban planning, co-founded in 2009 studio LOOS vanVLIET in Haarlem, Netherlands. His work is characterised by combining landscape, urban planning, architecture and thinking sustainable. The scale of his project ranges from objects to area developments of tens of km2.
Martine van Vliet, co-founder of the studio, is an urban planner and landscape architect. She graduated from the IAHL in Boskoop / Velp in1995, studied urbanism on the Academy of Architecture from 1995 until 2001 and passed her state exam for both urban planning and landscape architecture. She works internationally on both urban planning, landscape and public space and on multiple scales. The identity and context of the place is often a starting point for the design. She works on bright and durable designs with innovative solutions in which detailing is essential. Plantations form an important part of the design.