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Great Plains LID Research and Innovation Symposium and Low Impact Development Design Competition

Winners Recognized for Low Impact Development

Winners Recognized for Low Impact Development

Winners of the Great Plains Low Impact Development (LID) Innovation Symposium were announced recently during an awards gala held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa's conference center in Catoosa.

The competition aims to increase the familiarity of LID as an approach to land development (or redevelopment) that works with nature to manage stormwater as close to its source as possible.

Benefits of LID include potential reduced development cost, decreased flood risk, improved water quality, more urban green space, improved urban habitat and increased property values.

Three categories of professional winners included Elm Ridge in Broken Arrow (Mixed Use Development), Sixth Street and Peoria Avenue area in the Pearl District (Commercial Green Street), and Barnard Trace at 17th Street and Lewis Avenue (Urban Residential Development).

Winners received $10,000 to split among their team members.

The winning team for the Mixed Use Development category included employees from W Design, CH2M Hill and LandPlan Consultants.

The winning team for the Commercial Green Street category included employees from DRM Design Group, Sanders Engineering and 1 Architecture.

The winning team for the Urban Residential Development category was represented by Howell & Vancuren, Flanagan & Associates, Jeff Dalton, AIA, and Keithline Engineering.

OSU student Elizabeth Hickman won first place in the student poster contest. The tie for second place went to Jessica Lay and Saroj Kandel, both of OSU.

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