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Chicago’s Streets, Alleys, and Islands of the Future

In many cities, aging combined sewer infrastructure has not kept pace with the need generated by expanding concrete landscapes and a changing climate that promises more intense rainstorms. In the WEFTEC® 2013 host city of Chicago, several storms in recent years have reportedly dropped more than 5 cm (2 in.) of rain in a single […]

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New York DEP Completes Major Green Infrastructure Project

On March 11, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced completion of a Green Infrastructure Neighborhood Demonstration Area in the East New York neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough. The project consists of 29 bioswales, elongated tree pits, and two “greenstreets,” which will collect about 15,140 m3/yr (4 million gal/yr) of stormwater. Each […]

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