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Life-Cycle-Cost Analysis of using Low Impact Development Compared to Traditional Drainage Systems in Arizona: Using Value Engineering to Mitigate Urban Runoff

Abstract The rate of urbanization has been impacted by global economic growth. A strong economy results in more people moving to already crowded urban centers to take advantage of increased employment opportunities often resulting in sprawling of the urban area. More natural land resources are being exploited to accommodate these anthropogenic activities. Subsequently, numerous natural land resources such as green areas or porous soil, which are less flood-prone and more permeable are being converted into buildings, parking lots, roads and underground utilities that are less permeable to stormwater runoff from rain events. With the diminishing of the natural landscape that can drain stormwater during a rainfall event, urban underground drainage syst... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Zhang, Pengfei (Author) / Ariaratnam, Samuel T (Advisor) / Vivoni, Enrique R (Committee member) / Bearup, Wylie (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Civil engineering / Hydraulic Benefits / Life Cycle Cost / Low Impact Development (LID) / Meta-Analysis / Traditional Drainage System / Urban Stormwater Runoff
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 92 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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