The Midwest region receives approximately 37.5 in. of precipitation per-acre per-year, or about one million gallons of water per acre per year. If you equate that to a piece of property that is even a modest 25 acres, you are looking at 25 million gallons of precipitation that fall on the property – every year. How we treat that water can negatively or positively impact the environment, especially our local rivers and streams. To better understand how design decisions that are simple and cost effective can be made to improve water quality, Jay Womack, Senior Landscape Architect and Ecological Designer for Huff & Huff will share his experience on how to incorporate green infrastructure into any project regardless of scale or type. Project examples will include Cermak Road Streetscape, West Hall at Elmhurst College, MortonArboretum, Woodridge School District, and Coffee Creek Center. Every project is an opportunity to incorporate green infrastructure that does not exceed a client’s budget while improving water runoff so that our waterways are cleaner and better suited to wildlife that lives within.
Mr. Womack has a professional background that reflects his lifelong affinity for the natural areas of the Midwest. He believes that every site contains a unique and ever- changing part of the global system. Therefore, every design solution requires innovation that can be achieved through the partnership of art, science, and ecology. Mr. Womack is also an Adjunct Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology where he teaches two courses in the landscape architecture department; both focus on the integration of ecology into design.
Cook County DOTH presentations are unique opportunities to earn one free PDH while networking with peers during the lunch hour! Each month, a new topic and expert speaker will be offered covering an important industry issue.
No cost to attend in the spirit of collaboration between the
APWA City Branch and the Cook County Department of Transportation & Highways.
Presentation starts promptly at noon. Please note that this is a "brownbag" event (no food will be provided).
**No walk-up registrations will be permitted.**
Event Date & Time:6/1/2017 12:00 PM - 6/1/2017 1:00 PM
Venue :Cook County Department of Transportation & Highways
69 W Washington
Chicago , IL , 60601
Contact Person :Georgia Mihalopoulos, P.E.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone : (312) 617-8639
Company : Village of Wilmette