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Evolving Cities: Urban Runoff

Urban Runoff
Contributed By: Sara Toas, Ecology Center

Large quantities of rainfall can have enormous consequences in cities, a fact that was reinforced tragically during and after Superstorm Sandy. As damaged cities repair themselves, it is more important than ever to recognize the importance of innovation in these redesign efforts. Working with nature will be a key part of that process. This lesson introduces students to some of these design ideas and asks them to consider which one would be best suited to dealing with urban runoff on their school campus.

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