Public amenity like Ponsonby Park is vital in creating a ‘sponge city’.

The Park+ design by LandLAB incorporates all of the features listed below.

The ‘sponge city’

In the early 2000s, Chinese architect Kongjian Yu created the concept of the “sponge city”. It’s a relatively simple idea, but a big departure from the way we typically build infrastructure.

The concept incorporates green roofs, rain gardens, and permeable pavements to absorb and filter water. Better catch systems hold rainwater where possible and reuse it. More green space and trees are also incorporated into street and neighbourhood designs.

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