Campus News

Porous paving

An article about alternatives to asphalt published by the National Resources Defense Council quoted Bruce Ferguson, Franklin Professor of Landscape Architecture at UGA.

Explaining the benefits of porous paving spread through the urban areas, Ferguson said, “In general, because it is porous and permeable, it restores natural environmental processes in place-right in the same place where the pavement is built to support urban land use, traffic, economy and human activity. Watersheds, aquifers, urban trees and natural systems all benefit.”