‘Sponge Cities’ Can Help Protect Against Flooding. Here’s How

urban central park new york city t20 bknep9 ‘Sponge Cities’ Can Help Protect Against Flooding. Here’s How

Parks and green space provide healthy spaces for people and promote well being. Photo @claremarienyc via Twenty20


  • Sponge cities use their natural resources to absorb water and release it more slowly into lakes and rivers.
  • A city’s sponginess is affected by the balance between ponds, lakes, grass, trees and buildings, and hard surfaces infrastructure.
  • Sponge cities will have a greater capacity to deal with more extreme weather and rising sea levels caused by climate change.

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