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This Place Is BMPing: PA DEP Southeast Regional Office

Thursday, August 25, 2011  |  webmaster

It's not unexpected that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection would have a BMP or two at its regional headquarters—it's kind of like seeing a garage next to Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s house, or pink flamingos on John Waters' lawn....

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2011: An Open Space Odyssey

Wednesday, August 24, 2011  |  MFritch

It's time to play Name That Public Space: The stretch of Market Street between 30th Street Station and the former Post Office building is about to be transformed from a parking lane into a 40-foot-wide sidewalk by Labor Day....

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The Big News: Venice Island

Thursday, August 18, 2011  |  MFritch

Beginning next week, Manayunk's Venice Island—a strip of land situated between the Manayunk Canal and the Schuylkill River—will undergo a $46 million makeover that includes the construction of an underground storage basin, a new performing arts center, a children's play area and a new parking lot....

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Hello, MOTU

Wednesday, August 17, 2011  |  MFritch

The Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities—otherwise known as MOTU—is now blogging; check out the blog here for the latest insight and information....

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"Everyone knows what's going on in Philadelphia"

Tuesday, August 16, 2011  |  MFritch

That title quote from EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson—in reference to Philadelphia's forward-thinking strategies in stormwater management, green infrastructure and sustainable development—appeared in an article this morning in the Philadelphia Inquirer....

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