|Overview: Sponge City|
A city that is designed to passively absorb, clean and use rainfall.
What is a Sponge City?
John Spacey, updated on August 15, 2016
A sponge city is a city that is designed to passively absorb, clean and use rainfall in an ecologically friendly way that reduces dangerous and polluted runoff. Associated techniques include permeable roads, rooftop gardens, rainwater harvesting, rain gardens, green space and blue space such as ponds and lakes. Properly implemented a sponge city can reduce the frequency and severity of floods, improve water quality and allow cities to use less water per person. Associated strategies such as green space can also improve quality of life, improve air quality and reduce urban heat islands.
SocietyThis is the complete list of articles we have written about society.
If you enjoyed this page, please consider bookmarking Simplicable.
An overview of resilient cities.
The common types of linear park.
The common types of blue roof.
The common types of urban agriculture.The definition of stoicism with examples. Nations ranked by total CO2 emissions A list of common city issues. A list of common community problems.
A list of common environmental problems.
An overview of public property with examples.A list of sustainable urban design techniques.
The difference between a green wall and green facade.
An overview of clean air zones.
TrendingThe most popular articles on Simplicable in the past day. Recent posts or updates on Simplicable. Site Map