Climate Change Resiliency, Growth, Urban Planning

Minneapolis Has a Plan for the Most Resilient Neighborhood in the Country

Minneapolis Has a Plan for the Most Resilient Neighborhood in the Country: “For Minneapolis, climate change will most likely lead to wetter, hotter years by mid-century, with annual temperatures rising as much as 5 degrees. Unfortunately, like most cities, its pipes, sewers and even electricity were laid for very different weather. Adapting could require the ability to disconnect from that grid — which is exactly what the planners of one futuristic neighborhood propose to do.”
“A closed-loop district grid, the Integrated Utility System (IUS) would revolve around an eight-acre hub where anaerobic digestion transformed waste into biogas. Converted into electricity and hydrogen, these vapors would power the neighborhood while excess emissions fed a massive greenhouse full of vegetables. An aquaponic fish farm would also be onsite, along with a water treatment plant for waste and gray water, potentially augmented by storm water. Small wind turbines that fit in existing silos would provide excess power, along with a solar farm. Other silos would be used to store hot water for a district heating-and-cooling system.”

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