Alternative Urban Planning
[NOAA] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Services Center. Alternatives for Coastal Development: One Site, Three Scenarios. 2004 May 14. <http://www.csc.noaa.gov/alternatives/>
This website illustrates three different coastal development scenarios: conventional design, conservation design, and new urbanist design. It uses several indicators (water consumption, infrastructure costs, etc.) to compare the economic, environmental, and social differences that result from each approach.
[North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve] Coastal Training Program. <http://northinlet.sc.edu/training/training_events.htm>
This site provides examples of training programs in coastal issues that are offered to the community. They include invasive species, development, stormwater management, and watershed protection. The site also provides links to training descriptions and presentations.
Jordan Cove Urban Watershed Section 319 Nation Monitoring
Program Project. <http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/programs/extension/wqg/
The document outlines a project that compares the watershed effects of a traditional residential development area and an area utilizing Best Management Practices (BMPs). The sampling plan and data analysis techniques are clearly laid out, but the development sites were still in construction when this document was written.
[Center for Watershed Protection] 2004 Aug 9. The Stormwater Manager’s Resource Center. <http://www.stormwatercenter.net/>
This website is managed by the Center for Watershed Protection and funded by the EPA’s Office of Water and Office of Wastewater Management. It contains “everything you need to know about stormwater.” This site has a Manual Builder to assist in developing a stormwater treatment practice design manual, examples of ordinances used to guide growth, tools for monitoring and assessment programs, as well as additional resources for stormwater management program development. The site also offers numerous slide shows and presentations.
[Clemson University] Home a Syst. <http://virtual.clemson.edu/groups/psapublishing/
This website contains helpful tips for home owners to improve water quality in their community. It begins with a self-assessment of water quality around the home and then covers stormwater management, hazardous household products, home septic systems, and yard and garden care. It also contains numerous resources and relevant information to help home owners make environmentally friendly decisions.