Green city | 24 February 2020
Listicle: 10 innovative solutions for a greener city
Our cities have to become greener. Cutting down on carbon emissions, creating more green spaces, and facilitating sustainable lifestyles for citizens are probably at the top of your to-do list for the coming years. Investing in green initiatives proves to be financially beneficial for a city, and shows positive ROI in the long run. But how do you get started? We have collected 10 examples from all over the world to inspire you. From the German city of Giessen that replaced all street lighting with LEDs, to Copenhagen’s ambition to become entirely carbon neutral.
4. Stormwater infrastructure in Arizona Stormwater runoff is one of the main causes of water pollution in the United States. Rain or meltwater that does not percolate into the ground flows directly into surrounding waters. Especially in urban areas this runoff water collects a lot of pollutants along the way. Maricopa County in Arizona mapped its stormwater infrastructure in order to optimize it. With the use of ground-based imagery they determined the condition and capacity of their stormwater infrastructure. All in order to eventually improve stormwater pipes and flood control structures.