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Infrastructure

News and info about the pipes, plants and people that keep our city running + protect our rivers & creeks.

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2011 Greenworks Philadelphia Progress Report

Wednesday, June 29, 2011  |  MFritch

Amid all the excitement over Philly's first green roof bus shelter two weeks ago, we buried some really big news that happened the same day: Mayor Michael Nutter released the 2011 Greenworks Philadelphia Progress Report....

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Pop Quiz: Name That Hidden Stream

Thursday, June 23, 2011  |  MFritch

Most people want to flush their toilet and forget about it, but if you know anything about the historical research I do for PWD, you know that sewers are one of my obsessions....

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Urban What? Urban Forest!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011  |  None

What is an urban forest? It's the collection of trees that grow in an urban area. Urban tree canopy is important for both environmental and economic reasons, as it reduces stormwater runoff, improves air quality and raises property values....

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A Roof With A View

Tuesday, June 21, 2011  |  MFritch

And also some views of the roof: Here are some photos from Wednesday's unveiling of the green roof bus shelter at 15th and Market....

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