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

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

“Science of the Living City” Seminar for Green Infrastructure

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Dr. Franco Montalto, President and Principal Engineer at eDesign Dynamics, was recently featured for the NYC Urban Field Station. Dr. Montalto spoke at the Arsenal for the “Science of the Living City” seminar series. “Reducing Water Pollution in a Dynamic World: The Critical Role of Green … 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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