Each SmartScape area is a mixed landscape composed of shrubs and water efficient native and ornamental species. The blend of water efficient plant species and cutting edge irrigation technology is designed to promote a water conserving landscape that demonstrates efficient water use.
The design and installation of SmartScape complies with the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO). Each SmartScape area has a calculated water budget via MWELO standards. SmartScape areas must perform within or below this water budget.
Future implications for the SmartScape initiative are focused on its potential to provide exemplary landscape designs, and augment urban water conservation efforts. Additionally, knowledge and information sequestered from the SmartScape demonstration will be dispersed to academia, industry partners, policy makers, and the general public.
SmartScape Area I Installation
Planting SmartScape I
SmartScape I: Spring 2020
SmartScape I: Summer 2020