In an article in the Huffington Post, dated October 28, 2014, author, Frances Beinecke, NRDC President offers six ways New York cN BCE back after Supersorm Sandy, including:
3. Expand the Region’s Green Infrastructure
Green roofs, roadside plantings, porous pavement, and sidewalk gardens have been proven to reduce flooding. They absorb rainwater before it swamps the streets and sewage systems. They also add green space to neighborhoods and enhance property values. New York City just announced it is building 2000 sidewalk gardens to aid in storm water capture. And New York State has taken steps to fund green infrastructure projects. Yet officials could do so much more–from using State Revolving Funds for large-scale green projects in flood zones to strengthening storm water management standards.
Read the whole article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frances-beinecke/superstorm-sandy-two-year_b_6064992.html.