FRANKE JAMES

Paradise Unpaved

by Franke James

illustration by franke james of green driveway and garden

illustration by franke james of neighbor in yellow shirt illustration by franke james of news story photos and illustrations by franke james of weights, lightbulb, footprint, suv photo and illustration by franke james of flowers and suv  illustration by franke james of city official  Alice in wonderland illustration by franke james; inspired by John Tenniel  record of media coverage by franke james permit process by franke james bobcat and dirt photos by franke james workers photo by franke and bill james workers photo by franke and bill james before photo by franke james of permaturf green driveway planting photo by franke james planting photos, top by lucas oleniuk licensed from the toronto star, bottom by bill james after photo by franke james of permaturf green driveway garden photo by franke james  garden photo by franke james illustration by franke james illustration by franke james calculation of runoff on interlock versus green driveway by franke james

Credits:

Paradise Unpaved copyright 2008, Franke James, MFA

Photographs, illustrations and writing by Franke James, MFA except where noted.

Alice in Wonderland drawing by Franke James, was inspired by illustrator John Tenniel’s 1865 drawing, “She was now more than nine feet high!”

Franke James with shovel photo by Michael Stuparyk, Toronto Star, under license from Torstar

Seeding Photo of Franke James by Lucas Oleniuk, Toronto Star, under license from Torstar

Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell, excerpt of lyrics.

Many thanks to Joan Chadde, author of Understanding the Ecological Impacts of Changing Land Uses published in the Spring 2008 issue of Green Teacher, and her colleague Dr. Alex Mayer, a hydrologist in the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering & Sciences at Michigan Technological University, for their kind assistance with the stormwater calculations.

Articles and Media:
The Green Driveway Articles detail the building of our green driveway step-by-step, including the materials used.
Eco-friendly driveway is rejected by the city Paul Moloney, Toronto Star,
May 5, 2007 Interview by Melissa Grelo, CITY TV, May 6, 2007
Don’t Rip Up Your Driveway in North York, Lloyd Alter, Treehugger.com, May 8, 2007 Franke James wants a green driveway, city says no.
Martin Edic, Burnertrouble May, 2007 Resources: Stormwater Runoff: Understanding the Ecological Impacts of Changing Land Uses by Joan Chadde, Michigan Technological University, Green Teacher Magazine Issue Spring 2008
Toronto Homeowner’s Guide to Rainfall: Riversides 2008 report: Urban Runoff Excellent backgrounder on stormwater runoff and the economic cost of it to the city. Riversides 2008 Toronto Workshops5 Things You Can Do Reports referenced by Franke James to City Official
City of Toronto 2005:
Transportation Report on Wet Weather Flow City of Toronto 2005: Impacts of Front Yard Parking on Wet Weather Flow

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