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A policy evaluation of green infrastructure plans in the context of reducing stormwater overflow: A case study of Gowanus, Brooklyn

Huang, Shuyang

Nowadays, the long-term sustainability and capacity of traditional drainage solutions have become a controversial issue among the researchers on a technical, environmental and economic level.

In considering the drawbacks of conventional drainage systems, green infrastructure has been introduced to the process of preventing flood damage. Several plans related to green infrastructure has been released since 2010, responding to the 1972 Clean Water Act and the city’s mission to mitigate the influence of stormwater overflow.

The purpose of this study was to analyze the current green infrastructure-related New York Citywide policies to understand the multifunctionality of the green infrastructure and use Gowanus as a study area to see the implementation condition of these policies in the context of stormwater management.

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Academic Units
Urban Planning
Thesis Advisors
Woodward, Douglas
Degree
M.S., Columbia University
Published Here
July 10, 2019
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