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What is Soft Engineering?

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Soft engineering is the use of vegetation and natural elements such as rocks in civil engineering. It is typically applied to reinforce shorelines and hills to prevent erosion and landslides. In many cases, soft engineering results in reduced capital and operational costs such as maintenance. Soft engineering can be used to increase green space, improve biodiversity and allow access to shorelines. As compared to concrete infrastructure, plants and rocks are typically considered more aesthetically pleasing.
Overview: Soft Engineering
The use of vegetation and natural materials such as rocks in civil engineering.
Shoreline Access
Cost Reduction
Runoff Reduction
Preventing Erosion and Landslides
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