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Shanghai's sponge districts fight flooding with green space

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 03, 2018 01:03 AM
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by gregory.j.beach@gmail.com (Greg Beach) last modified Jan 02, 2018

Shanghai's Lingang District has installed major green spaces in an effort to improve the city's drainage and environment. As China has rapidly urbanized, impervious, ubiquitous concrete has blocked the natural flow of water, causing cities to be increasingly vulnerable to flooding. Known as "sponge cities," the green space development projects in Lingang have incorporated wetlands, gardens, and rooftop plants to more effectively channel excess rainfall. In addition to these green spaces, the streets...




 

 


 

 

 
 
 
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