Gallery: Architects Propose ‘Soft Waterfront Infrastructure’ to Protect...

“We wanted to think about how the city could live with the larger natural phenomenon instead of walling it off,” said Yarinsky in an interview with Fast Co.Design. “That failed catastrophically in New Orleans. It’s about wetlands edges, green to
“We wanted to think about how the city could live with the larger natural phenomenon instead of walling it off,” said Yarinsky in an interview with Fast Co.Design. “That failed catastrophically in New Orleans. It’s about wetlands edges, green edges, and basically allowing water to come into select areas of the city.”

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  1. feline74 March 15, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Another idea: restore the old streams that were roofed over to make storm sewers. Their potential capacity is increased and the city gets more parkland in the process.