MIT Proposes “New Meadowlands” Plan to Protect New Jersey and New York from Future Storms

by , 04/09/14

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How would some of the nation’s smartest minds approach the Eastern seaboard’s increasingly dire problem of rising tides and storms? A team led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently submitted their proposed solution to the Rebuild By Design competition. Called “New Meadowlands,” the plan centers on utilizing existing marshlands in New Jersey and New York to protect vulnerable areas from future superstorms.


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