Canadian municipalities' goal of becoming "sponge cities"
Following a phenomenon that has garnered attention in China, several Canadian municipalities are seeking to "spongify" urban landscapes to minimize runoff and maximize infiltration. To this end, a variety of NBS can be implemented to better mitigate the impacts of climate change, especially that of flash flooding in urban areas, where impermeable surfaces are common. Some of these include de-paving, rain gardens and bioswales, tree planting, holding ponds, etc.
Find out which Canadian municipalities are becoming spongier in the full article.