Document Type

Professional Plan Capstone

Original Publication Date



Colonial Place/Riverview Civic League & the Norfolk Preservation Collective


Norfolk, Va

Date of Submission

May 2022


Combining green and complete street design techniques leads to multiple environmental, social and economic benefits that often enhance each other's effectiveness. In urban areas confronting increased pressures of sea level rise, green streets, which incorporate landscaped features or vegetative areas to manage stormwater within the right of way, can be crucial pieces of pedestrian oriented urban design and multimodal planning frameworks that consider and plan for diverse, complementary transportation options. This plan works with the Colonial Place and Riverview Civic League as well as the Norfolk Preservation Collective to come up with green street design recommendations in order to strengthen pedestrian connections between three flood prone neighborhoods on the west side of Norfolk, Virginia. Integrating sustainable stormwater management with street design represents an opportunity to carve out new public spaces from auto oriented environments. Throughout, it is argued that streets are vital public spaces in themselves that serve important environmental functions.


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