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Permeable Pavement

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After the challenges of a rainy season with persistent flooding last year, New Orleans is ensuring that the future of its development is more stormwater friendly than its past.
NOLA.com
Blog post
May 23, 2018, 6am PDT
Resilience to the impacts of climate change and other forms of natural disaster will require new levels of safety in the built environment.
Kayla Matthews
December 4, 2016, 5am PST
These Atlanta neighborhoods stand to gain in the long term from the city's new permeable pavement system and water retention park. But the project has displaced some residents.
Next City
December 4, 2014, 8am PST
Take a kayak trip on the Los Angeles River with KQED science reporter Amy Standen to understand why cities were built on the premise of endless potable water and how we can build cities sustainably in regions that receive low rainfall.
KQED Science
August 13, 2014, 1pm PDT
The city of Berkeley is undergoing a pilot installation of permeable pavement for a road calming project by Berkeley High School. The pilot has better storm water drainage, a smaller carbon footprint, and less maintenance than traditional asphalt.
Berkeleyside
May 10, 2012, 5am PDT
Lisa Foderaro explores a program underway in select New York City schools to guide children through the eco-friendly redesign of their own playgrounds.
The New York Times
April 25, 2012, 6am PDT
Nate Berg looks at a new study analyzing the cost benefits of large-scale green infrastructure projects, which demonstrates that governments are wasting billions of dollars a year by not going green.
The Atlantic Cities