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Webinar: Storm Water Solutions

August 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

August 1, 2018  |  1:00 p.m. Central / 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Participants will earn one Professional Development Hour (PDH)


Rick Hitchcock, senior principal, and Mark Underwood, principal, of Hitchcock Design Group will discuss green infrastructure improvements in Champaign, Illinois.

For decades, the Campustown neighborhood near the highly channelized Boneyard Creek was subject to frequent and significant flooding. As part of comprehensive watershed improvement and related neighborhood redevelopment strategies, city leaders constructed extensive storm water improvement projects at Scott Park and the Second Street Basin. Webinar participants will learn how the improvements have substantially reduced flooding, increased water quality, added valuable community space, connected neighborhoods, and stimulated private sector investment and redevelopment.



Richard G. Hitchcock, Senior Principal & President, Hitchcock Design Group; Fellow American Society of Landscape Architects

Hitchcock’s recognized leadership skills and outspoken client advocacy have helped hundreds of government clients envision and create distinctive and genuinely sustainable places that skillfully balance diverse stakeholder interests with valuable community resources and evolving marketplace conditions. He is an experienced group facilitator who builds consensus, as well as promotes a bold concept. Since 1980, Hitchcock’s passion and reputation for creating better places has positioned Hitchcock Design Group as one of the leading urban planning and design providers in the Midwest, with offices in Austin, Texas; Chicago; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Naperville, Illinois.

Mark Underwood, Principal, Hitchcock Design Group; American Society of LandscapArchitects

As a veteran designer in the Urban Studio, Underwood brings a creative perspective to every project, making him a key contributor to Hitchcock Design Group. Practicing since 1992, his experience has given him the ability to manage design projects of all scales. One of Underwood’s achievements is his ongoing work with the city of Champaign. Involved since the Burnham Redevelopment Master Plan in 2004, Mark has been integral to the implementation of the award-winning citywide storm water and open space strategy, including Boneyard Creek, Scott Park, John Street Drainage, and Washington Street Drainage Improvements Phases I, II and III.

   Susan Jacobson, Manager of Planning and Site Design, The Morton Arboretum; Fellow American Society of Landscape Architects

As the Manager of Planning and Site Design for The Morton Arboretum, Jacobson leads the landscape, planning and design efforts for Arboretum’s award-winning grounds. Susan also guides and coordinates the design development and construction projects for the  1700 acre Arboretum campus.

She was also owner and sole proprietor of Bartells/Jacobson Design, a landscape architectural design firm, Park Planner for the Arlington Heights Park District and Senior Associate with Michael Ives & Associates, Inc., Land Planning/ Landscape Architectural firm in Hinsdale and Downers Grove, Illinois.

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