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This research project delves into the development, effectiveness, and necessity of green infrastructure in Broome County since 2011, particularly in the wake of floods that devastated the county that year. By examining the geographical landscape, historical flood control measures, and recent weather patterns, it elucidates why traditional flood control methods have become insufficient. Through a thorough analysis of over 170 green infrastructure projects, such as the innovative green roof on Binghamton's city hall, this study will evaluate the tangible and abstract benefits of such initiatives, such as reduced stormwater runoff, improved water quality, and aesthetic appeal. Furthermore, it explores the socioeconomic impact of green infrastructure, including property value fluctuations and public perception. By gathering data from residents and city officials, alongside scientific assessments of water levels, this research aims to provide a comprehensive and holistic understanding of the role of green infrastructure in mitigating flood damage and fostering long-term sustainability in Broome County.



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Analysis of the Development, Effectiveness, and Future of Green Infrastructure in Broome County since the 2011 floods