March 30, 2004

Permacultural Parking Lots

Category: Environment , Urban Planning


Tucson:If you can't have a permeable parking lot, then the next best thing is to get rid of curbs and put your water runoff into a useful place. The Sonora Desert Museam, near Tucson, did just that.

The lot is specially designed to drain into the islands and off the sides of the lot thus creating a lush planted environment with no irrigation requirements. Even the speed bumps cleverly double as diverters of water. The result is a far more pleasant place to park.

Wal-Mart finally realized that adding natural light to stores improves sales, how about they try a few trees in their parking lots?

Posted by Nick at March 30, 2004 02:00 AM | TrackBack


The Desert Museum is a really interesting place. Hope you had a chance to do it completely.

Posted by: on April 18, 2004 03:22 PM
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