"Blue infrastructure" could help address stormwater overflow challenges

07/12/2013 | Detroit Free Press

"Blue infrastructure" could help Detroit address stormwater overflow challenges and is part of the Detroit Future City plan, according to this article. Rainwater gardens, retention ponds and other tools could be used to hold the stormwater until flood plains or other natural structures could absorb it. "It should be thought of as constructing eco-system services that employ elements of nature," says Joan Nassauer, an expert on blue infrastructure and a University of Michigan professor of landscape architecture.

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