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Jun 11 2020 Online Learning /

OAA Webinar | Double Duty: Urban Stormwater Management

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

OAA Architect, LTOAA $39 + HST, OAA Interns $29 + HST, Non-Members: $59 + HST

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As cities grow and experience an increase in both urban density and environmental issues related to climate change, it is essential that public spaces are designed to be socially, environmentally, technically, and economically balanced. Several local and urban case studies will explore innovative stormwater (SWM) management at different scales with a balance of green and grey solutions as well as highlight landscape-architect-led design processes for unique, site-specific solutions.

Projects will include Edgeley Pond + Park in Vaughan, which is currently a forgotten SWM pond that supports an urbanized Black Creek with 767 hectares of upstream drainage and 54 hectares of untreated urban SWM. The new park will protect and enable development for over 5,000 new residents while providing a signature amenity park space.

Over the last 100 years, downtown Hamilton has grown around the 28-hectare Gage Park. Challenged with aging infrastructure, repeated surcharging, and property damage, the City approved an innovative solution to bring urban stormwater from adjacent streets into the historic park.

With land value at a premium, Toronto’s 23-hectare East Bayfront neighbourhood needed a precinct-wide urban stormwater solution. Learn how the design team created a unique solution that was built in a 21-metre right-of-way.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explore urban trends in innovative stormwater management.
  2. Learn how an urban precinct-wide stormwater management system was designed.
  3. Reconsider the value of grey versus green infrastructure.
  4. Learn how landscape architects engage multi-disciplinary teams to achieve common goals with a focus on environmental stewardship and creating exceptional spaces for people.


Yvonne Battista, OALA, CSLA, ASLA, LEED AP

Yvonne Battista is a landscape architect and associate at DTAH where she has spent 16 of her 20-year career designing, managing, and implementing landscape projects with a focus on stormwater management, urban streetscapes, and parks. Having worked on many of DTAH’s most complex landscape and stormwater management efforts, Yvonne finds design solutions to infrastructure challenges that are both technically and aesthetically outstanding. She has served as a guest lecturer and studio critic at the Universities of California, Oklahoma, Guelph, Waterloo, and Toronto as well as presented nationally and international.

Registration Fee

OAA Architect, LTOAA $39 + HST
OAA Interns $29 + HST
Non-Members: $59 + HST

To register, click here

** Registration will be closed on June 10 at 11:59 PM. **