A successful bioretention system requires research, engineering, design, post-construction observation, and a routine maintenance plan. Speakers will discuss how research underpins design decisions and highlight engineering and design features that enable bio-retention function and optimize maintenance.
Learn how simple changes in underdrainage can dramatically improve bioretention performance.
Explore best horticultural practices and plant design decisions for reducing maintenance costs and increasing public acceptance, comparing maintenance costs of different plant plan approaches.
Review case studies on what plant material and maintenance practices provide the most long-term healthy plants and decrease maintenance.
Explore a variety of bioretention systems and tools that fit within urban, transitional, and park settings through case studies from North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh Union Station and Fitts Woolard Hall, NC State University.