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What would an entirely flood-proof city look like?

25.09.2017
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The wetter the better. From sponge cities in China to 'berms with benefits' in New Jersey and floating container classrooms in the slums of Dhaka, we look at a range of projects that treat storm water as a resource rather than a hazardThey call it "pave, pipe, and pump": the mentality that has dominated urban development for over a century.Along with the explosion of the motorcar in the early 20th century came paved surfaces. Rainwater - instead of being sucked up by plants, evaporating, or filtering through the ground back to rivers and lakes - was suddenly forced to slide over pavements and roads into drains, pipes and sewers. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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