28 Jul '16, 7am

#urban #greeninfrastructure

#urban #greeninfrastructure

Heat waves and rainstorms will become the norm in northern Germany as climate change deepens. Experts envision heat and flood proofing the city of Berlin by making it into an “urban sponge,” Using green roofs, green walls and wetlands will be a key part of how the city adapts to climate change. Berlin already has one of the highest densities of green roofs in the world. These interventions will be ‘sponges’. The vegetation and soil will absorb water keeping it in the city. As the city heats up, the water will evaporate, cooling the city.

Full article: http://livingroofs.org/sponge-city-climate-risk/

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