Copenhagen Floats Idea For New Flood Park


The designers of a park revamp in Copenhagen have come up with a unique way to combat climate change - it's designed to flood.

Enghaveparken public park is already a popular place to escape to in the summer, but it could soon withstand 24,000 cubic metres of water when it floods under new plans.

Under the proposed plans by consultant group COWI, TREDJE NATUR and Platant, a dike will mark the boundary of the park, filtering any flood water into 100 community gardens around the park.

Benthemplein Square in Rotterdam has the ability to store rainwater.[/caption]Philadelphia is attempting to reduce stormwater by installing thousands of rain gardens, porous pavements and tree trenches. The idea of the $2.5 billion, 25-year green infrastructure plan is for the water to drain into the ground rather than relying on the city's outdated wastewater system, which is unable to cope with large volumes of flood water.

Philadelphia is building thousands of rain gardens, similar to this, which can aid with stormwater run off. Rainwater gardens are depressions in the ground that are planted with native plants that can cope with wet environments. The rocks help clean and capture the water.[/caption] 

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