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What would an entirely flood-proof city look like

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An aerial rendering of New Meadowlands, a proposal to provide flood protection and recreational amenities with a system of berms and marshes in Meadowlands, New Jersey
Photograph: MIT CAU + ZUS + URBANISTEN

The wetter the better. From sponge cities in China to ‘berms with benefits’ in New Jersey and floating container classrooms in the slums of Dhaka, we look at a range of projects that treat storm water as a resource rather than a hazard

September 25, 2017 — They call it “pave, pipe, and pump”: the mentality that has dominated urban development for over a century. Continue reading What would an entirely flood-proof city look like

The dangerous Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike

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Image by Rappler.com
Geologist Kelvin Rodolfo says that if a large earthquake on the West Marikina Valley Fault ruptures the planned expressway-dike, ‘Metro Manila would be flooded catastrophically’

January 24, 2016 — A project to build a “Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike” (LLED) east of the shoreline from Bicutan to Los Baños, also meant to protect Metro Manila from lake floods, is very Continue reading The dangerous Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike