A City's Best Defense Against Climate Change? Its Trees, Wetlands, and Watersheds
Green (Living) Review
JULY 3, 2014
When a city incorporates natural infrastructure into its planning, it turns to living assets such as urban trees, wetlands, and watersheds to reduce pollutants and provide protection from storms and hurricanes. Philadelphia, for instance, already is using green infrastructure to manage its storm water challenges. Green infrastructure protects against extreme weather and cleans up urban environments.