What is low impact development (LID) and how can it be used to make our communities more engaging? Elizabeth Balderston is a consultant at Urban Systems and has been dedicated to making environmental sustainability and community enhancement top priorities throughout her career. Elizabeth will outline the benefits of LID from social, ecological and financial points-of-view. Her career as a landscape architect and urban designer have made her an expert in the aesthetic and functional integration of built works with green infrastructure. Focusing on a humanistic perspective, she illustrates how LID can make communities more vibrant, livable and safe for their residents.