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This article features four water infrastructure projects that could save coastal cities from the next big storm, hide tide, or sea level rise. The featured projects include the construction of underwater pneumatic gates in Venice, Italy; London’s conversion of the Royal Docks into a floating village; the Big U in New York City that will essentially convert nearly ten miles of the Lower Manhattan Shoreline into a sponge; and Room for the River in the Netherlands, which is a $3 billion project that includes 39 new infrastructural projects designed to let water in without flooding the most important parts of the country.