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Green Infrastructure: Not Enough For Storm Protection

Green Infrastructure: Not Enough For Storm Protection
Green Infrastructure: Not Enough For Storm Protection, WXY Studio's East River Blueway Plan. Image Courtesy of WXY Studio
WXY Studio's East River Blueway Plan. Image Courtesy of WXY Studio

Since Hurricane Sandy struck New York, much has been made of "green infrastructure" and its potential to defend cities against waves and floods. Now though, two articles, from the New York Times and Grist, claim that green infrastructure would actually protects us very little. But, since engineered "gray" solutions, such as storm-walls, also have their limitations (namely just moving the surge elsewhere), it seems the solution is a combination of both "gray" and "green" (moving the surge to where it can safely release its energy). Read the original articles here and here.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Green Infrastructure: Not Enough For Storm Protection" 08 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/446160/green-infrastructure-not-enough-for-storm-protection/> ISSN 0719-8884

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