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Gowanus Canal Sponge Park™

Gowanus Canal Sponge Park™ DESIGN APPROACHES TO Gowanus Canal Sponge ParkTM Susannah C. Drake and Yong Kim Editor's Note: The SpongePark design marries stormwater engineering, urban design, and urban habitat concepts. This design has received much attention from the design and public works communities, winning national awards including the American Institute of Architects 2011 National Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design, and the American Society of Landscape Architects 2010 Honor Award for Analysis and Planning. The design includes components, and we asked its progenitors to introduce the ideas to the ER community. he Gowanus Canal Sponge ParkTM, located in Brooklyn, NY, USA, is a multifunctional public open space system that slows, absorbs, and filters surface water runoff with the goals of remediating contaminated water, reducing stormwater runoff volumes, creating habitat, and providing open space and environmental education opportunities to underserved neighborhoods. The master plan of the 128-ha (316 ac), 70 street block site includes a series of street-end bioretention basins and curbside bioswales (Figure 1). The 1st phase of the project includes a pilot installation that will expand to include cisterns and constructed marshlands that help to restore hydrologic balance and ecological productivity to the site. This design is part of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Restoration University of Wisconsin Press

Gowanus Canal Sponge Park™

Ecological Restoration , Volume 29 (4) – Nov 5, 2011

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DESIGN APPROACHES TO Gowanus Canal Sponge ParkTM Susannah C. Drake and Yong Kim Editor's Note: The SpongePark design marries stormwater engineering, urban design, and urban habitat concepts. This design has received much attention from the design and public works communities, winning national awards including the American Institute of Architects 2011 National Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design, and the American Society of Landscape Architects 2010 Honor Award for Analysis and Planning. The design includes components, and we asked its progenitors to introduce the ideas to the ER community. he Gowanus Canal Sponge ParkTM, located in Brooklyn, NY, USA, is a multifunctional public open space system that slows, absorbs, and filters surface water runoff with the goals of remediating contaminated water, reducing stormwater runoff volumes, creating habitat, and providing open space and environmental education opportunities to underserved neighborhoods. The master plan of the 128-ha (316 ac), 70 street block site includes a series of street-end bioretention basins and curbside bioswales (Figure 1). The 1st phase of the project includes a pilot installation that will expand to include cisterns and constructed marshlands that help to restore hydrologic balance and ecological productivity to the site. This design is part of

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Ecological RestorationUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Nov 5, 2011

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