Steve Jobs' LID Vision for the Apple campus

Jun 9, 2011

At a Cupertino City Council meeting on Tuesday Steve Jobs presented his vision for a new Apple campus, where about 80% of the 150 acre site would be landscaped with permeable surfaces. He may not know it, but this is probably one of the largest low impact development (LID) projects in the Bay Area and will drastically reduce the amount of stormwater and contaminants coming from this urbanized site.

Jobs described how when he was a kid the area was owned by his idols Hewlett and Packard and before that was an apricot orchard. He wants to bring back some of the apricot trees onto the site, which will unite up to 13,000 staff under one donut-shaped roof. Pretty cool.

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