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Berlin & China Creating “Sponge Cities” — Landscape Architects Help Cities Absorb Water, Cool Down

December 4th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Berlin (Germany) and China are working with nature to create sponge cities that absorb rainwater and cool the city. Even without the challenges of climate change, cities would do well to consider the benefits of imitating natural ecosystems to cool down and store rainwater, a precious resource. With problems from climate change in urban areas, such as increased flooding and more extreme heatwaves, the need to develop “sponge cities” is essential



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