Porous surface with spaces in the material, such as landscaping, gravel, and alternative pavers. Pervious surfaces allow rainwater or snowmelt to pass through into the ground, thereby reducing runoff and filtering pollutants.
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of City and Regional Planning
245 4th St
Atlanta, GA 30332
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