SouthViews No. 161, 2 February 2018
Create “sponge cities” to tackle worsening floods
By Martin Khor
With floods now causing more damage more frequently around the world, it is time to counter their effects by turning our towns into “Sponge Cities”, a recent trend popularised by China to absorb rainwater through permeable roads and pavements, parks, rooftop gardens and other green spaces.
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This article was tagged: China, Climate Change, Environment, Flood Damage, Flooding, Rainwater Collection, Sponge Cities, Sustainable Development