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Can infrastructure blend with public space?

Can sidewalks be designed to flood in an interesting way?

Thesis Questions: How can water management integrate better into our urban environments? How can water become visible and seen as a resource and process, instead of a decoration? Keihly Moore

e d g e b u i l d i n g

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b u i l d i n g

d r i v i n g

d r i v i n g

utilities

building walkable rain gardens, so this “planting strip� becomes valuable and functional for both people and water

e d g e

fl o- t an ks

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d r i v i n g

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Wa t e r walk


Site analysis of impervious sufaces

planting strip buffer 17,768 sf 0.41 acres 11,076 gallons

of water runoff from 1” rainfall

parking lots 271,392 sf 6.23 acres 169,173 gallons

of water runoff from 1” rainfall

building rooftops 140,150 sf 3.22 acres 87,433 gallons

of water runoff from 1” rainfall

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pedestrian crosswalk pedestrian mid-block crossing street intersection driveway/parking lot entrance existing buildings on site (calculated impervious surface)

street trees water flow direction

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0’

150,000

1100 ft to Little Sugar Creek

Square feet

120,000 Impervious Surfaces

90,000

Parking lots Building Roofs

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1801 Scott Ave

East Boulevard Address

Current problem: Planting strip is a nuisance for people and pointless for water.

Waterwalk: Walkable rain garden


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Commercial conveyance

Residential use of spout spaces

C onveyance

Intro Thesis Portfolio (keihly moore)  

This is a brief look into the key actions and ideas of my thesis. How can water become more visible in the urban environments? How can water...

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