Articles by Ellory Monks

About Ellory Monks

Ellory Monks is Co-Founder of The Atlas Marketplace, an online platform for smart and resilient infrastructure. She’s committed to increasing investment in community-level resilience around the world by working directly with cities to help them upgrade infrastructure systems to better serve their citizens well into the future.

Cities Can’t Prejudge Winner in Green v. Grey Infrastructure Battle

One of the ironies of the green versus grey infrastructure battle is that they are not mutually exclusive approaches; many times the best design solution is a combination of grey and green infrastructure working together. Grey and green infrastructure are on the same team, and that team’s goal is to take action on any number of difficult problems coastal cities are grappling with: hurricane risk, saltwater intrusion, coastal erosion, tidal flooding, sea level rise. Arguing about green versus grey infrastructure makes taking action on these problems harder than it already is.

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