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Philly's First Porous Street 1, Hurricane Irene 0

Tuesday, September 6, 2011  |  MFritch

We'll have a more detailed post in the coming week concerning the performance of Philadelphia's green stormwater infrastructure during Hurricane Irene, but the preliminary report from Percy Street—the city's first porous street, unveiled in June—indicates a unanimous victory for this green project:...

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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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