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Designed to be built in Boston’s innovation district on greyfield and brownfield sites, ResilienCity will provide residential and office space for 300,000 people. A series of new canals will return 100 acres to the sea and provide requisite water for roof gardens and living walls. This design also calls for an additional 15 million square feet of carbon-sucking green space.

Additionally, granite seawalls will be replaced with constructed wetlands that allow for aquifer recharge. The city’s diverse energy portfolio will be generated via photovoltaics, biogas, and microCHP generation programs. With a constant view towards both ecological and personal health, vehicular traffic will be limited and trucks will be restricted to an “eco-industrial” zone. Finally, every building’s carbon footprint will be displayed for potential residents to see.

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Via Arch Daily