Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Halina Steiner has received the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Honor Award in the Research Category for Curbing Sediment: A Proof of Concept. Curbing Sediment reimagines curbs to capture the “first flush toxins” that collect on the road. A co-principal investigator, Steiner served as the project lead and inventor. Dr. Ryan Winston, assistant professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, served as a co-principal investigator.
Twenty-one redesigns were tested in triplicate and proved that redesigning curb, gutter, and apron standards can be a viable option to collecting pollutants on roadways, especially when done in concert with green infrastructure. The jury noted that “there are many places where landscape design offers new ways to address overlooked bits of infrastructure. This is a significant contribution to materials-based research methods and could have a notable impact on cities and water quality.
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