How ‘Soft Infrastructure,’ Like Wetlands and Green Roofs, Could Help Protect NYC from Future Storms

August 26, 2013 by  
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As the climate changes and sea levels rise, cities that were previously thought to be relatively safe are looking more and more vulnerable — just ask anyone in New York who lived through Hurricane Sandy. Last year, a group of architecture firms united to tackle these issues with innovative green design. Instead of calling for the installation of giant Rotterdam-style floodgates , the designers called for more ” soft infrastructure ,” which involves using natural resources like coastal marshlands and building more sustainable infrastructure like green roofs. READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ARO , artificial wetlands , dlandstudio , hurricane irene , Hurricane Sandy , lower Manhattan , ltl architects , Matthew Baird Architects , nArchitects , resilience , resiliency , resilient design , rising currents , SCAPE , soft infrastructure , wetlands , YC        

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RFP for NYC’s Flood-Protecting Seaport City Puts It a Step Closer to Reality

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If you thought New York City was just playing around when it proposed building a mini city onto the side of Manhattan to protect it from future storms , check this out. Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg issued a request for proposals for the Seaport City project to study its feasibility. Click here to learn how and when to submit to the request. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , eco design , green design , hurricane sandy nyc , mayor Bloomberg climate change , mayor bloomberg seaport city , new york resiliency plan , nyc climate change report , nyc flood map , NYC flood zones , NYC flooding , nyc future climate change , nyc future hurricanes , nyc future storms , nyc resiliency plan , nyc sea levels , NYC Storms , resilience , resiliency , resilient design , safeguarding manhattan , seaport city , seaport city nyc , storm surge protection Manhattan. Superstorm Sandy , stronger more resilient new york , sustainable design        

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