Gowanus Your Face Off
Gowanus, Brooklyn
The crack between two hipster neighborhoods, home to the now superfunded Canal, the flash point for the new 'Buy Local' and textile revolutions, & filled with brilliant bohemians. . . this is Gowanus & it’ll awesome your face off.

Gowanus is all wet…lands

Sustainable City Collective talks about the potential for the industrialized Gowanus Canal to become a new kind of wetland with an idea called Gowanus Flowlands.


The proposed solution integrated layers of urban activity into a wetlands ecology. Using the elevation difference between the canal and the grid of roads around it, the surrounding lots were terraced into a series of levels that stepped down to the water’s edge. Each layer fostered a different micro-climate of wetlands activity that, in turn, provided different methods of remediation.”

Read it all here: When City and Wetlands Collide

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