Galvanizing Gowanus: A Policy and Process-based Study toward Net Zero CSO
School of Architecture | Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment • Students | Aishwarya Mukund • Faculty | Leonel Lima Ponce •
This Spring 2021 SES Capstone project supports Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s goal of net-zero combined sewer overflow (CSO) into the canal. This project’s core concepts are to analyze the environmental impacts of increased population on sewage systems and assess associated neighborhood development policies. Additional hydrologic modeling was done to propose nature-based solutions for CSO mitigation. GCC’s positions on the rezoning were not reflected in the results, and the study is meant for evaluation and usage.