Trump Revokes Obama Order Protecting Infrastructure Projects from Climate Impacts

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Dr. Franco Montalto, President and Principal Engineer at eDesign Dynamics, was quoted in this article in NPR’s State Impact regarding Trump’s decision to rescind Obama order requiring federal projects to consider climate change. Written by Susan Phillips. WAYNE PARRY / AP … Read More

Science of the Living City Forum

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Michael Finewood moderates a panel discussion on leveraging green infrastructure storm water investments to create urban resilience and sustainability. Photo by Samantha Miller. Originally published by EarthdeskDr. Franco Monsalto, Principal Engineer at eDesign Dynamics, collaboratively organized the “Science of the Living … Read More


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About the Writer: Franco Montalto Dr. Montalto, PE is a licensed civil/environmental engineer and hydrologist with 20 years of experience working in urban and urbanizing ecosystems as both a designer and researcher. His experience includes planning, design, implementation, and analysis … Read More

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 … 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

Build Landscapes – Biannual Event in Turin, Italy

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Franco Montalto, PE, PhD, recently presented some of eDesign Dynamics’ recent work at a biannual event organized by the Fondazione per l’Architettura di Torino in Turin, Italy.This year’s event took place between the 13th and 16th of October, and was called  Creare Paesaggi (Build … Read More


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Dr. Montalto was recently quoted in an article on 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


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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

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