LID Basics and Beyond: Low Impact Development Trends in the Southwest


Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Time: 8:30am-4:00pm
Location: Glendale Public Library Main Auditorium
5959 West Brown Street, Glendale, AZ 85302

Who Should Attend?
Municipal professionals in storm water management, engineering, planning, landscape architecture, parks and recreation, and other departments associated with infrastructure management.

What is LID?
Low Impact Development (LID) is comprised of a set of site-design approaches and small-scale practices to manage, capture, and infiltrate storm water for beneficial use as close to its source as possible. A good LID plan provides integrated solutions to reducing storm water pollutants, improving water quality and watershed conditions, and preserving trees and natural vegetation. Ideally, LID would decrease the cost of municipal storm water infrastructure and help preserve and/or enhance our urban green spaces.

Why Attend?
Within the next 5 years most cities in the Valley will be required to submit LID plans as a part of their storm water permitting process. A good municipal LID plan requires the cooperation of many internal and external development-related professionals and departments. This one-day workshop provides the opportunity for you to enhance your understanding of LID and to network and learn from other professionals working in our region.

Preliminary Agenda

  1. 8:30 – 9:00 : Registration and Refreshments
  2. 9:00 – 9:15 : Welcome
  3. 9:15 – 10:00 : Keynote speaker – Brad Lancaster, Designer, Consultant and Co-founder of Desert Harvesters non-profit organization.
  4. 10:00– 10:30 : What is LID? Why is it Important regionally?
    Eileen Dunn, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
  5. 10:30-10:45 : BREAK
  6. 10:45– 12:00 : Existing Regional Tools
    Kimberly Brewer, Tetra Tech – examples from San Diego to Phoenix
    Jenna Cleveland, Graduate Student, The University of Arizona, Water Resources Research Center – Tool kit
  7. 12:00 – 1:00 : LUNCH
  8. 1:00 – 1:30 : ROW Examples
    James DeRoussel, Watershed Management Group
  9. 1:30 – 2:00 : Public Facility Examples
    Grant McCormick, Campus Planner, The University of Arizona
  10. 2:00 – 2:30 : Permeable Paving Examples
    Glendale Park & Ride – Tom Kaczmarowski,Sr. Civil Land Development,Engineer, City of Glendale
  11. 2:30 – 2:45 : BREAK
  12. 2:45 – 3:15 : Urban Forest and Urban Heat Island
    Richard Adkins, Parks and Recreation Department, Forestry Supervisor, City of Phoenix
  13. 3:15 – 4:00 : Barriers & Solutions Panel Discussion
    Maintenance – Irene Ogata, Urban Landscape Manager, City of Tucson
    Watershed Management Group – James DeRoussel
    Codes / ordinances – Tetra Tech – Kimberly Brewer

Stay tuned for more details on the workshop and CEU/PDU opportunities.

To register early for this free workshop, please email Anne Reichman at Seating is limited and attendance will be on a first come, first serve basis. Questions? Please contact Anne Reichman, Program Manager for ASU’s Sustainable Cities Network at

This event is sponsored by

CEUs Approved for Professionals of:
Arizona Landscape Contractors Association (ALCA)
American Planning Association (APA) – CMs
Association of State Flood plain Managers (ASFPM) – CECs
Western Chapter International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

CEU Approval Pending for the following organizations:
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) – CESs