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Go with the Flow

Go with the Flow

 
 

Photo: Rijkswaterstaat/Joop van Houdt

 

Our climate is changing and because of it, our oceans and rivers are rising. In the past, we used large, manmade infrastructure to keep the water at bay. But maybe instead of trying to fight off nature, we should start working with it instead. A recent movement among philosophers and landscape architects thinks that the time of large, expensive infrastructure is over. Ecology is the new engineering, and with climate change an undeniable fact, this new approach of "building with nature" it is being embraced around the world. Anik explores projects across The Netherlands, in northern Spain, and in New Orleans.

Produced for CBC Radio's Ideas.