Throwback Thursday: Why the City of Spokane, Washington is Wary of Adopting More Neighborhood LID “Storm Gardens:” A Fear of Expensive Popularity [The GRID]


Why the City of Spokane, Washington is Wary of Adopting More Neighborhood LID “Storm Gardens:” A Fear of Expensive Popularity

This article discusses the popularity of Low-Impact Development (LID) Storm Gardens (rather than Rain Gardens, as in Seattle, WA due to the nature of Spokane’s climate) in two neighborhoods in Spokane, and the troubling demand for more elsewhere in the city.

This was the fourth article I wrote for The GRID. Please make any comments on The GRID, not here! It’ll make me look good to my boss! (Click the linked title above to read the full article!)

This was originally posted on Global Site Plans‘ blog, The GRID, July 4th, 2012.

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Throwback Thursday: New Mayor’s Rushed LED Initiative Misleading for Spokane, Washington [The GRID]


New Mayor’s Rushed LED Initiative
Misleading for Spokane, Washington

LED Initiative Misleading

This article discusses the contradiction of Mayor Condon’s First 100-days plan towards more commercial and industrial development through a Certified Sites program. However, with all the support Spokane gives to infill development downtown, this bribery for big-box developers is something to frown upon.

This was the first article I wrote for The GRID. Please make any comments on The GRID, not here! It’ll make me look good to my boss!

I could have, and did eventually, write pages and pages on this bit of a little-known controversy. I have since also performed the GIS analysis supporting my theories and may end up submitting my extended work on this topic to The Inlander, Spokane and its hinterland’s alternative periodical, for publishing.

This was originally posted on Global Site Plans‘ blog, The GRID, May 23rd, 2012.

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