How is this approach best described? Closely related to Sustainable Urban Drainage (SuDs) and Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD), Low Impact Development (LID) provides opportunities for increased amenity value and place making through the utilization of a mixture of nature based and traditional stormwater management solutions to reduce flood risk and attenuate surface water runoff.
The most robust and effective schemes are implemented when, at the very earliest stages of the design process, Planners, Landscape Architects, Architects, Civil Engineers, Tree Officers and all other stakeholders work to decide on the configuration and appropriate scale of LID interventions on site.
- Mitigating Climate Change
- Increasing Biodiversity
- Stormwater Management
- Improved Public Realm
- Combatting Urban Heat Island Effect
- Health Outcomes
- Reduced cost to public and private sectors: costs of water treatment, flood damage
How can GreenBlue Urban help?
Through consistent innovation and product development, GreenBlue Urban continue to design and manufacture LID compatible solutions for planting trees into the hard landscape. Through the use of our root directors, modular cell systems such as RootSpace, combined with our Arborflow system, a simple tree pit is transformed. Our systems provide the aeration, irrigation and space that the root system requires to ensure that urban trees can thrive and provide the long-term canopy cover to be efficient contributors to LID.