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Zero Runoff Campus
Katie Anne Linnemann
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Engineers in the 20th century faced the challenge of efficiently managing stormwater in the urban context. They became so efficient at catching and redirecting the runoff, that they inadvertently caused many other problems, such as increased flood frequencies and decreased water infiltration. The goal of this thesis is to demonstrate a shift from the model of the 20th century to a more progressive model for the 21st century. This thesis will address the problem by redesigning the rainwater management system at Parkland Community College in Champaign, Illinois as a retrofit. An economic and ecological analysis of the design has been completed and compared to a traditional design to demonstrate the benefits associated with sustainable design and to encourage other such explorations by landscape architects.
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