Imagine Cities

94 days ago

In an effort to mitigate against flooding, China is developing sponge cities. These cities create infrastructure that will be able to absorb water such as replacing concrete with wetlands and rooftops and rain gardens so that stormwater can be absorbed into the land.

China's 'sponge cities' are turning streets green to combat flooding

theguardian.com

Replacing concrete pavements with wetlands, green rooftops and rain gardens means stormwater is absorbed back into the land, making water work for the city instead of against it A small part of Shanghai is turning greener, street by street.