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Cities Are Becoming More Like Sponges

Peter Yeun:  Water management that prizes lakes and greenery over concrete makes for less flood-prone cities — and prettier ones, too. … Trying to protect cities with hard, gray infrastructure made of concrete is doomed to fail.” … The idea is … to create cities filled with natural spaces such as parks, lakes and wetlands — which are capable of absorbing, storing and cleaning rain and floods — as well as smaller tools like bioswales, rain gardens, permeable pavements and green roofs.  … This emerging approach to urban water management also soaks up all kinds of other benefits: green, nature-based spaces provide habitat for wildlife … Read more