Why Removing Concrete Streets in Urban Areas May Increase Climate Resilience

Why Removing Concrete Streets in Urban Areas May Increase Climate Resilience

Why Removing Concrete Streets in Urban Areas May Increase Climate Resilience

08/24/20

“Why could removing concrete streets in an urban area enhance its climate resilience?”

Concrete is the bedrock of our cities, whether it be in our bridges, or buildings. However, when it used to cover over grasslands, its impervious nature to water can increase flood runoff as well as make it buckle under heat expansion. For this reason, some municipalities across the world are looking at replacing concrete streets with greenery to prevent these from occurring. This is Why Removing Concrete Streets in Urban Areas May Lead To Climate Resilience.

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