Category Archive: Development

Jan 21

An Iconic Waterway

The Erie Canal introduced a new path to the west by connecting Albany to Buffalo. When the Erie Canal was built, it linked the Hudson River to Lake Erie, connecting Albany to Buffalo. That introduced a new path to the west and set the stage for increased trade.  Stewart: “Your other alternative was crossing over …

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Jan 16

Trees as Stormwater Managers

A growing solution to stormwater runoff: If you’ve stood under a tree to stay dry during a storm, you know that leaves and branches can slow or even stop raindrops. Ted Endreny of the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry says in a drizzle… Endreny: “The canopy can capture nearly …

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Jan 15

Floating Urban Islands

Floating gardens in the Chicago River provide new habitat for wildlife: For many years, Chicago’s rivers have been used for transportation and commerce… Damato: “…But now they should be used for habitat and interaction.” That’s Zachary Damato of the nonprofit Urban Rivers. His group is installing man-made floating wetlands in the Chicago River. They’re essentially …

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Jan 14

Less is More, When it Comes to Runoff…

Cities are using green infrastructure to meet EPA clean water standards. Listen up: Too much rain…and too many people using a lot of water can overwhelm aging stormwater systems. That can cause them to overflow and dump pollution into rivers. Instead of rebuilding systems or adding bigger pipes, many cities are turning to green infrastructure …

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Jan 08

Stormwater Fountain

A fountain that does double duty: In Milwaukee’s inner harbor district, you’ll find a unique fountain, where water spills out of plant-filled boxes into four attractive pools. Jim Wasley of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee says the fountain uses runoff captured from the roof of the adjacent building and landscape. He says, “We’re keeping that …

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