The Land Development Design Initiative (LDDI) is a collaborative effort of the Via Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech with industry practitioners. The three primary objectives of LDDI are:

  • Improving land development design education, including increasing student awareness of land development design as a career path
  • Increasing interaction between practitioners and undergraduate civil engineering students at Virginia Tech
  • Enhancing research efforts in the land development area
The Initiative has made significant strides to improve land development design education at Virginia Tech and to increase student awareness of land development design as a career path. The Initiative also promotes the interaction between students and practitioners. LDDI now involves more than 170 engineering and land development firms, many of which provide financial support. Regarding corporate sponsorships, LDDI is an Virginia Tech Academic Partnership Program, a program specifically aimed at encouraging corporate/academic collaboration. As such, corporate sponsorships are not tax-deductible, but varying levels of sponsorships carry different types of benefits to the sponsors themselves. Click the button to learn more...
Four committees support LDDI:
  • Curriculum and Course Enhancement Committee (CCEC)
  • Practitioner Involvement Committee (PIC)
  • Outreach Committee (OC)
  • Research and Development Committee (RDC)
If you have questions about LDDI or would like to become involved, please contact us!

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LDDI Hosts Large Summer Meeting in Richmond!

On July 24th, LDDI hosted more than 110 professionals and students for a series of talks, including student presentations, an update about LDDI, and featured presentations about the Virginia Stormwater Regulations – Lessons Learned after 1 Year.

March 2015 Design Charrette

On Tuesday, March 31st, LDDI hosted its third annual Design Charrette and Competition. In total, six student teams competed for the top prize of a $100 gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings.

LDDI Adds New Advisory Board Members

n April 24th, the LDDI Advisory Board convened on campus to elect new officers and committee chairs, review and update the program’s strategic plan and budget, critically evaluate the need for increased program resources, and discuss means of ensuring long-term sustainability.

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