Green Infrastructure is coming of age, and it’s time to demystify it.

bioswale, green infrastructure

DONNA LIU / CIVICSTORY – If—like me—you don’t know the meaning of the word “bioswale”, then we’re in the company of legions of average citizens who might walk by bioswales every day without appreciating how really useful they can be.

A bioswale, similar to a rain garden, is a landscape element designed to soak up stormwater runoff and remove pollution. In other words, a bioswale is one of several new tools deployed by green infrastructure engineers to mitigate the effects of stormwater overflows in our cities …

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