Infrastructure and Resiliency

A site's ecosystem is our foundation for decision-making.  Natural infrastructure provides the framework and structure for L/KLA's design and planning decisions.  Resilient landscapes require consideration, understanding and incorporation of the natural infrastructure of a site —its soil, wetlands and forests—including restoration.  Built infrastructure must respond to and enhance the underlying natural systems, recognizing the carrying capacity of a site.

 

In our urbanizing world, pressure continues to grow on making more with less.  Looking at ways to leverage assets and provide for multi-use on a site, understanding the tensions between the need to protect cultural and natural resources and provide for needed community built infrastructure such as active recreation facilities, transportation systems, trails and greenway networks are challenges in which L/KLA is well familiar.  Changes to an existing landscape must be made with respect and a keen knowledge of the site and its history and existing conditions.  Whether through public interest design or private design and planning efforts, investment in infrastructure must combine social, economic and green issues in a holistic manner.

 

L/KLA has deep experience in built infrastructure having authored articles on Context Sensitive Design, served as a team member for the Route 50 Rural Traffic Calming Demonstration Project and developed construction documents for many trails, greenways, parks, and site plans.

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OTHER PROJECTS

Context Sensitive Design, Transportation and Traffic Calming

 

Transportation Guidelines and Manuals

 

Ecological Planning and Resource Management Plans

 

Resource Management Guidelines and Manuals