A Bump-Out for Traffic Calming and Storm Water Management (Part 2)

Bump-outs (also known as “curb extensions“) have become commonplace in many subdivisions across the country.  They are also common in the existing neighborhoods as a means of traffic-calming.  The purpose is to provide an additional element in protecting the vehicles parked on the street and enabling shorter, safer crossing for the pedestrian at the intersection.  The bump-outContinue reading “A Bump-Out for Traffic Calming and Storm Water Management (Part 2)”

A Bump-Out for Traffic Calming and Storm Water Management

Bump-outs (also known as “curb extensions“) have become commonplace in many subdivisions across the country.  They are also common in the existing neighborhoods as a means of traffic-calming.  The purpose is to provide an additional element in protecting the vehicles parked on the street and enabling shorter, safer crossing for the pedestrian at the intersection.  The bump-outContinue reading “A Bump-Out for Traffic Calming and Storm Water Management”

Low-Impact Development/ Xeriscape: Shouldn’t they be a Prerequisite in the Southwest?

As a landscape architect and urban designer, xeriscape and low-impact development are really inherant in design of projects at all scales.  Xeriscape and Low-Impact Development are currently major buzz words as our culture moves through the sustainable practices.  LEED and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) have brought a lot of sustainability to the forefrontContinue reading “Low-Impact Development/ Xeriscape: Shouldn’t they be a Prerequisite in the Southwest?”