Updates from ASLA

Registration Opens for EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge

EPA is calling for entries in its fourth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a green infrastructure design competition for undergraduate and graduate students. Student teams, working with a faculty advisor, will submit design boards, a project narrative, and a letter of support describing a proposed green infrastructure project for a location on their campuses.

Students are invited to compete in one of two design categories: the Master Plan category or the Demonstration Project category. This year, EPA will ask student teams to incorporate climate resiliency into their stormwater management designs.

In the 2014 challenge, sixty-four multi-disciplinary student teams from 23 states submitted green infrastructure designs. Many of the designs proposed innovative concepts to campus landscapes that would reduce stormwater impacts on water quality while providing educational and recreational opportunities.

Registration opened September 1 and closes on September 30. Registrants must submit their final entries by December 18, 2015, and winners will be announced on April 22, 2016. First-place teams will earn $2,000 to divide evenly among students, and a faculty prize of $3,000 to support green infrastructure research or training.

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