|Image: East 120 Street and Paladino, pre-construction, courtesy of TreesNY|
NYC has a combined sewer system which overflows during heavy rain (and snow). The city relies on both grey and green infrastructure to mitigate stormwater flows. One example of the latter is the Stormwater Vegetative Control or SVC project at East 120 Street and Paladino Avenue. Nelson Villarrubia, executive director of the urban forestry nonprofit TreesNY, developed the concept.
|Image: East 120 Street and Paladino, construction, courtesy of TreesNY|
|Image: East 120 Street and Paladino, post-construction, courtesy of TreesNY|
NYC DEP Stormwater
Issue: stormwater management
Landscape type: sidewalk
Contact: TreesNY, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212- 227-1887
Update: Here is a section courtesy of TreesNY.
P.S. This series is an expansion of a 2009 post about transforming parking lots to parks and permeable spaces.