Hydrologic soil research for green stormwater infrastructure planning and design: new methods for adapting urban coastal communities

Major Goals and Objectives

  • Develop geologic soils-based site and surface design research to alleviate flooding in flood-prone urban areas

Accomplishments / Benefits

Story: Weathering the storms: How one team of Illinois researchers is addressing urban flooding

Story: Illinois students help with green infrastructure research and win ASLA award

Publication: Rain Garden Performance as a Function of Native Soil Parameters

Publication: Retrofitting urban land through integrative, subsoils-based planning of green stormwater infrastructure: a research framework

Publication: Predicting rain garden performance under back-to-back rainfall conditions using stochastic life-cycle analysis

Research Information

Principal Investigator:
Mary Pat McGuire
Initiation Date:
Completion Date:
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Mary Pat McGuire
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