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Exploring Low Impact Development around the Globe
While stormwater runoff was for many years seen as a nuisance and inconvenience to be removed as quickly as possible and dealt with elsewhere, the quest for more sustainable building techniques means that it is now seen as what it is - a valuable resource that can be put to good use onsite if managed correctly. By allowing water to move in more natural ways and infiltrate the ground, rather than diverting it offsite, multiple benefits can be achieved. Some of these include improving aesthetics and removing pollutants through the growth of vegetation, making cities more resilient and better able to...