Written by: Environmental Finance Center Network

This is the first of three episodes in an EFCN podcast series about green infrastructure. Susannah Drake, founding principal of DLAND studio in Brooklyn, NY (which has recently merged with Sasaki Associates), discusses why green infrastructure, though it is commonly only associated with urban areas, is a critical part of thinking about the future of rural landscapes and small water, wastewater, and stormwater systems.

Supporting Images

Water and people flow are allowed to seep and flow in the Gowanus Canal Sponge Park Pilot project, completed 2016 in Brooklyn, New York. Photo courtesy of DLANDstudio. https://www.sasaki.com/projects/gowanus-canal-sponge-park-pilot/

A downspout infiltration system allows water draining from a roadway to be treated at the source rather than routing the excess water through a sewage system. Photo courtesy of Susannah Drake and DLANDstudio.

Closeup of another example of downspout infiltration infrastructure. Photo courtesy of Susannah Drake and DLANDstudio.

























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