Greenstreets: Drexel University Researchers Investigate Urban Ecosystem Improvements

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“Greenstreets” are specially engineered vegetated areas, such as medians and traffic islands, with benefits that go beyond beautifying a city’s landscape. From managing storm water to alleviating air pollution, greenstreets can provide sustainable solutions for urban ecosystems. In collaboration with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and with support from NSF, Drexel University researchers are collecting data to learn more about greenstreet design and environmental impact. Hear Franco Montalto (assistant professor of engineering at Drexel University), Kim DiGiovanni (Drexel University Ph.D. candidate in engineering and NSF Graduate Research Fellow), and Nandan Shetty (engineer at NYC Parks Dept.) talk about their work with greenstreets.

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