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How ‘Soft Infrastructure,’ Like Wetlands and Green Roofs, Could Help Protect NYC from Future Storms
Posted By Mark Boyer On November 18, 2012 @ 1:10 pm In Architecture,Landscape Architecture,News | No Comments
As the climate changes and sea levels rise, cities that were previously thought to be relatively safe are looking more and more vulnerable — just ask anyone in New York who lived through Hurricane Sandy. Last year, a group of architecture firms united to tackle these issues with innovative green design. Instead of calling for the installation of giant Rotterdam-style floodgates , the designers called for more ”soft infrastructure ,” which involves using natural resources like coastal marshlands and building more sustainable infrastructure like green roofs.
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