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Green infrastructure has been seen recently in the media as a “cure-all” to flood relief, prevention, and air quality and opening jobs for many people. However, its high installation costs and its small water storage capacity question its effectiveness. This paper will highlight the limitations of green infrastructure in the context of past floods, more specifically the floods in Binghamton in 2006 and 2011, as well as the 2023 flooding in New York City as a result of tropical storms. Even with the implementation of green infrastructure in areas, floods can still cause significant damage, raising questions about the efficiency of green infrastructure. By researching the performance of green infrastructure in several scenarios and comparing it to other flood prevention methods, this study aims to identify the restrictions and limitations of green infrastructure and raise more effective flood mitigation methods.



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Green Infrastructure: The Limits and Restrictions Concerning Previous Floods