How “Sponge Cities” Are Helping to Curb Effects of Climate Change

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Sponge cities are becoming the latest trend in urban design to help curb the effects of climate change.

A sponge city is a city that’s “designed to passively absorb, clean and use rainfall in an ecologically friendly way that reduces dangerous and polluted runoff”, and leverage techniques such as permeable roads, rooftop gardensrainwater harvesting, green space and more.

In the video above, you can see that Berlin is implementing sponge city techniques to help protect it from a changing climate, and Futurism reports that China is building 30 sponge cities in an effort to mitigate a rapidly changing climate.

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