- Feeding the Growing World Population Utilizing Vertical Farming By John Cornacchia
- What is a Green Roof and What are the Benefits?… By John Cornacchia
- Our Need and Obligation to Reduce Impervious Cover By John Cornacchia
- Impervious Surfaces… Paving Our Paradise By John Cornacchia
- Sustainable Development Visions and Visionaries By John Cornacchia
Tag Archives: Impervious Surfaces
Now more than ever is the critical time for all developers to evaluate the potential impacts of future development and associated impervious cover on the health of the world’s water bodies. It is important to note that it is not growth itself that is the problem, more it is the way that communities require growth to occur that is the issue.
Impervious surfaces are possibly the most chronic and permanent structures created by the human species. According to research published in the June 15, 2004 issue of Eos, the American Geophysical Union newsletter, pavements and other impervious surfaces within the United States cover more than 111.5 billion square meters, an area nearly 1.5 times the size of the Republic of Panama. In addition, another 1 billion square meters are either paved or repaved, within the United States, every single year.