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After massive and costly floods in China, the government will provide $60 billion per year to transform select urban areas into ‘sponge cities’

he unprecedented project will build on low-impact, water-sensitive designs used in the U.S. and elsewhere to tackles flooding and reduce water shortages in 16 pilot cities before rolling out the initiatives nationwide.
12 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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