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Thursday, 16 August 2018

MIT team release design guidelines as solution for urban storm flooding




















A rendering of Los Angeles depicts green space and wetlands as envisioned by the MIT team. Image: Jonah Susskind
Flooding, on the rise due to climate change, can devastate urban areas and result in drawn-out, costly repairs. Cities are in dire need of new strategies to manage the influx of stormwater. An interdisciplinary team of engineers and urban planners at MIT has now developed a solution: multifunctional urban stormwater wetlands and ponds that seamlessly integrate the control and cleaning of stormwater with ecological and recreational benefits.

Remodeling of an abandoned courtyard, before and after..