Redevelopment of Aggregate and Rock Quarries: No Longer Just a Hole in the Ground
Redevelopment of former sand and gravel (aggregate) and rock quarries can be challenging, often requiring developers, quarry operators, planners, and engineers to work in tandem. As urban and suburban...

Redox Balance of Upper Mystic Lake and Effects on Cycling of Watershed-Derived Metals

A History of Environmental Engineering in the United States
Environmental engineering is a relatively new name for a type of engineering that began in the United States in the 1830s. Under different names, it continued to evolve to satisfy environmental...

Tunneling into the Future
The Chattahoochee Tunnel will increase the wastewater transport capacity of a suburban Atlanta county while greatly reducing the possibility of sanitary sewer overflows into the Chattahoochee...

Sewer (Asset) Inspection and Condition Assessment Tools Required, Benefits Realized and Lessons Learned
The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (District) owns, operates and maintains a vast interceptor sewer system that serves the City of Cleveland and all or parts of 58 suburban communities....

Socioeconomic Land Use and Travel Patterns in Amsterdam
The number of inhabitants in Amsterdam is influenced by various developments such as the move to the suburbs, foreign immigration on the growth of prosperity. Important factors for the...

Beijing Public Transport Company: Facing the 21st Century
As the major operator of Beijing conventional surface public transportation, the Beijing Public Transport Group Company, Ltd. (BPTC) provides services not only to the urban and suburban...

Personal Rapid Transit (PRT): Solving Traditional Mobility Problems with New Technology—The Chicago RTA Experience
The Regional Transportation Authority's (RTA) Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) development effort began as a vision. Guided by statutory mandate, staggering gridlock and the unique travel...

Public Transport in Helsinki
Public transport's share of traffic has not improved in the 90s, although passenger volumes has risen. Improving public transport's share of traffic is important. In fact, there are many...

Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Use and Travel Patterns
Osaka City is located in the central part of Japan. With the city's highest population of 3.16 million in 1965, it began to take a downward turn because of the outflow of population to...

Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Use, and Travel Patterns in Tokyo Metropolitan Area
The urban structure of the Tokyo Metropolitan Area (TMA), for practical proposes, can be characterized as monocentric. Hence, the population and economic growth in the metropolitan area...

Main Line Mending
Both the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), of Laurel, Maryland, and the Providence Water Supply Board, of Rhode Island, are conducting massive, multimillion-dollar rehabilitation...

How Can Transit-Oriented Design Help To Solve Suburbia's Transportation Woes?

Salvaging Streams
A public/private partnership between engineers and local agencies restored a suburban stream in Henrico County, Va., using bioengineering. Aided greatly by a volunteer workforce, the partnership...

Soil Bioengineering Takes Root
Soil bioengineering is an often misunderstood and maligned technology that has not always been given a fair trial. Moving away from reliance on hard structural solutions, engineers may...

Step by Step
A small townhouse community in suburban Maryland experienced repeated flooding from a nearby stream, which had eroded as the community grew from rural to suburban. By involving the affected...

Combining Recreation and Flood Control in Denver's South Suburbs

Assessing the Condition and Status of Aquatic Life Designated Uses in Urban and Suburban Watersheds

Congestion in Suburbia - A Continuing Challenge

Pumped-Up Pumping Stations
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, a public utility serving Prince Georges County and Montgomery County, Md., publishes a design guide (DG-04) to help outside consultants meet...

 

 

 

 

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