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Critical Work: Innovative Green Infrastructure Regulations Transforming DC

December 2, 2015 | David Wooden, Meredith Unchurch, and Rebecca Stack

Green roof by DC landscape architecture firm OCULUS

Mellon Urban Landscape Studies Fellow David Wooden is an environmental protection specialist at the District’s Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), where he manages green infrastructure grant programs for public and private properties and designs stormwater retrofits for District school sites. He also assists with implementation and plan reviews for the Green Area Ratio landscape regulation. Wooden received his master of landscape architecture from the University of Virginia. His graduate research focused on urban stormwater management and won the international 2010 Delta Cities design competition, as well as an Analysis and Planning award from the Virginia chapter of ASLA. Prior to joining the DOEE, Wooden worked with Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, Ltd.

Meredith Unchurch, American Society for Landscape Architecture, is the Green Infrastructure Program Lead for the District Department of Transportation, Government of the District of Columbia.

Rebecca Stack, American Society of Civil Engineers, is a civil engineer and the Deputy Executive Director of the Low Impact Development Center.