Best Ultra-Urban BMP in the Bay

This category recognizes the best application of green infrastructure (GI) practices that are built in highly urban areas to reduce flooding and pollutant delivery. Sites in this category will typically have more than 75% impervious cover.


Strong contenders in the category will:

  1. Utilize an innovative design to achieve a high reduction of runoff and pollutants from the site
  2. Link green infrastructure practices together into an effective treatment train
  3. Create an attractive site, neighborhood or street amenity
  4. Effectively overcome the challenges encountered in the ultra-urban environment such as traffic, utilities and other underground infrastructure
  5. Contribute to one or more of the following:
    1. increased urban tree canopy
    2. building sustainability (e.g., energy savings, green building certification, etc.)
    3. easier and safer pedestrian movement
    4. public art