The First Smart Sponge City Forum

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Eric Rothstein, Managing Partner and Engineer at eDesign Dynamics, attended “The First Smart Sponge City Forum & The Launching of the Research Center for Sponge City, Wuhan University,” December 17-19 in Wuhan, China. Eric Rothstein was a keynote and the title of the talk … Read More

NPR Interviews Dr. Franco Montalto at Climate Conference

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Drexel University professor Franco Montalto (third from right), with Moravian College dean Diane Husic (C) sit with a group of students and professors from Pennsylvania universities under a tent at the climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco, Nov. 17, 2016. Although … Read More

Book Release: Prospects for Resilience

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Dr. Franco Montalto, Principal Engineer here at eDesign Dynamics, co-authored a chapter in the new book Prospects for Resilience: Insights from New York City’s Jamaica Bay. We are pleased to announce that Prospects for Resilience: Insights from New York City’s Jamaica … Read More

ROOFS ARE SPROUTING GREENERY

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Dr. Montalto was recently quoted in an article on Philly.com about Philadelphia’s increasing population of green roofs and their many benefits and possibilities. Across the city, the tops of buildings and parking lots are sprouting greenery like never before. The … Read More

LESSONS ON POST-RESILIENCE

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Writing from Venice, Italy, Dr. Montalto was recently featured on The Nature of Cities. He spoke on coastal resiliency, from his own experience, living in this city where dealing with flood waters (acqua alta) is a fact of life. Walking … Read More

INTERVIEW WITH URBAN OMNIBUS

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Eric Rothstein was profiled in Urban Omnibus in January 2015 in an article entitled “Mitigate, Design, Restore: A Conversation on Hydrology and Habitat.”In the interview, Mr. Rothstein discusses how he chose his line of work, some of eDesign Dynamics projects … Read More

ALLEY POND PARK IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

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The New York Times recently featured an article on Dr. Franco Montalto’s work in monitoring the ecology of Alley Pond Park and its recent inclusion in the US Forest Services Smart Forest program. The data being collected is part of … Read More

MORE RAIN THAN WE CAN HANDLE

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Dr. Franco Montalto was interviewed by reporter Stephen Nessen of WNYC for their recent NYC 2050 series exploring the impact of climate change on New York City and beyond. Mr. Nessen’s report explores the implications of, and possible solutions to … Read More

TNOC GLOBAL ROUNDTABLE

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In March, 2014, The Nature of Cities blog launched their monthly global round table seeking to have industry experts and professionals answer specific questions pertinent to the expansion and improvement of green spaces in urban environments.This month’s question, on which … Read More

QUANTIFYING GREEN ROOF BENEFITS

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Dr. Franco Montalto and his team of researchers at Drexel University were recently featured in an article in The Environmental Monitor detailing their work in quantifying the many benefits of green roofs in urban environments. The article details their work … Read More

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