D.C. in the summer

I am very interested in learning about sustainable urban development and how green spaces can be utilized in flood plain and low lying areas to help stabilize the water table and protect against flash floods. Many cities around the world have developed in flood plain and low-lying areas close to bodies of water that naturally flood annually and I find all the different tactics used by the city planners, developers, and civil engineers to combat the water very interesting. Of course the water provides a source for; drinking/bathing water, food, transportation, trade and many other things to support a city. There is a cost and a benefit to living everywhere and the threat of an area being flooded never stopped city developers. Many of the cities that area located in flood plain and low-lying areas are very successful and they are here to stay, I would like to learn how sustainable urban development can be utilized to help protect cities from flooding…

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