Green Infrastructure in the City

CISC is hosting an event on December 1st that deals specifically with issues of green infrastructure. We are in the process of designing our “save the date,” announcement so you will hear about it soon in more formal terms. But on a related note, New York City released its very own green infrastructure plan just last month, “which presents an alternative approach to improving water quality that integrates “green infrastructure,” such as swales and green roofs, with investments to optimize the existing system and to build targeted, cost-effective “grey” or traditional infrastructure.”

This information was taken from the site, which includes detailed information for each sewar drainage area. And as a bonus, you can watch a Public Service Announcement that features the Blue Man Groups walk through the Newtown Creek Waste Water Treatment Facility in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The voice-over is slightly ominous and the complexity of our water treatment systems and combined sewage overflow management are not as clear as they could be, but there is one takeaway message that IS clear: you are part of the system so learn about it and act accordingly.

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  1. […] gross). There is of course more to it than this, but that is the basic idea. On a related note, see yesterday’s post about green infrastructure and the Newtown Creek Water Treatment facility–all of this is […]

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