City Hall, Hoboken, Rian Gray discussed on America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast


But I imagine that the city of hoboken. It's very built up and so green. Infrastructure is way to mitigate flooding. Just wasn't an option for you. Guys have a green infrastructure strategic plan but a lot of lot of the challenges we find beautiful structures. It's expensive expensive. Contain were really tracking toward big volume. We need to have areas where water can flow to. This is a principle that we've taken from the Dutch in living with water. It's not always about managing it through best practices. We have a lot of district installed throughout the city part of that delay strategy. I mentioned before is this is the last part is the last three resorts parks on the western side of the city of the first one we did was two hundred thousand gallons subsurface project. The second one's four hundred thousand gallons sub surface project. Both those projects were built in opened in two thousand seventeen year. Two Thousand Nineteen is motion vicious for sure up in addition to that we've done right away bio sales curb. Extension bump outs and we've installed. We actually did a demonstration project around city hall very visible area of like you said. The city super built out somewhere near like six thousand pedestrians during the peak hour. They're walking by. So we did bio sisters planters porous concrete all around city hall to give one of these interventions where people were like do something we want to address flooding and we thought it'd be a good way to put our money where mouth this to do it. All around City Hall people see it. Interactive can understand it. It's visible. We actually have a demonstration of green roofs. We've a big green program so yeah it was just a this kind of natural extension of the importance of green infrastructure. But not relying on that exclusively. I would say that most of our products are Rian Gray. Bland were under the ground. Pretty heavily engineered pretty pretty pretty traditional then above the surface. We've to provide that cuny amend Neva over not relying exclusively on premium structure. Have a few more questions here in regarding the public in your you bring up these projects and you need to get funded. You need to get public support. You need to get like the local leadership. Support is climate change used as sort of the rhetoric or a communication strategy to get people on board or do you just kind of avoid it. I mean is it even talked about by the local population. You need to do what you're doing here to adapt to climate change. I so it's A. It's a great question. I think that we talk about when you usually talk about. Climate Change through the Lens of are reducing our carbon footprint and we. I would say that we put that. The climate change topic in our in our sustainability book of business in as far as residency goes we use climate change as.

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