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    • ISSN: 2010-0264
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IJESD 2017 Vol.8(2): 135-138 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2017.8.2.935

Assessing the Effectiveness of Low Impact Development by Bio-retention and Cistern System for Tianjin, Northern China

Niu Shuai and Zhang Sen
Abstract—With the development of cities, environmental and ecological systems have been affected under certain damage and the change of water circulation system. In this paper, mainly two kinds of low impact development (LID) facilities are studied: bio-retention and cistern system. From their own characteristics, they were analyzed including application efficiency and landscape effect. The research shows that the landscape effect on bio-retention is better, and its effect on flood control is particularly prominent in the process of small-scale rainfall. Cistern system has relatively low manufacturing cost. Its setting is flexible, more runoff can be detained. And it has prominent and stable effect on water balance. These two facilities are fit able choices in urban planning and construction.

Index Terms—Low impact development, bio-retention, cistern system, urban development, water balance.

Niu Shuai is with Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute, Tianjin, P.R China (e-mail:
Zhang Sen is with School of Architecture, Tianjin University, Tianjin, P.R China (e-mail:


Cite: Niu Shuai and Zhang Sen, "Assessing the Effectiveness of Low Impact Development by Bio-retention and Cistern System for Tianjin, Northern China," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 135-138, 2017.

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