Spatial Sustainability Assessment of Green Stormwater Infrastructure for Surface Transportation Planning, Phase I

Transportation authorities are responsible for managing the stormwater runoff that carries pollutants from the transportation-adjacent land and vehicles. The proper stormwater management approach like green infrastructure can help control flooding and the runoff pollutants that may impair water environment and threaten the ecosystem and human health. Furthermore, green infrastructure that can be applied at different spatial scales and decentralized arrangements, have been adopted and implemented in the transportation infrastructure design. However, such implementation is project-based without analysis at system level or sewer scale. A framework is needed to design and evaluate the integration of green stormwater infrastructure in transportation planning at systems level. The overall goal of the proposed project is to develop a modeling framework integrating hydrological simulation, water quality modeling, life cycle assessment (LCA) and cost analysis (LCCA) that can be used for design and planning for surface transportation with spatial implementation of green infrastructures. The phase I of the project was completed in the first year with the deliverable of a method for constructing an inventory of the implemented green infrastructure using Tampa as a case study area.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01666601
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747119
  • Files: UTC, NTL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 3 2018 3:49PM