Last week we lauded the German engineering that went into the Tempelhof Wasserpark student design project for the Berlin Airport, but we neglected to mention another award-winning planning project that’s closer to home: Envisioning Francisville’s Future was also recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the team that developed the project includes John Sloan, who interned at the Philadelphia Water Department this summer. The plan lays out a vision for revitalizing the Philadelphia’s Francisville section by filling in vacant lots with new residential and commercial spaces, as well as implementing infrastructure (rain gardens, street trees, curb planters) to green the neighborhood.
CHOP Gets Recognition for Leading with River-Protecting Green Design
When leadership at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia decided to create a brand-new, centralized facility for pediatric care, their primary concern was easing the stress ...
Tomorrow: Soak It Up, Kensington
Join us tomorrow, Thursday March 1 in front of the Shissler Recreation Center at 4:30 for the premiere Soak It Up, Philly! event.
Rain Barrel Art Contest: Vote for your favorite design!
The Philadelphia Water Department is dressing up our big blue rain barrels! Visit the voting page before February 13th to pick your favorite design.
Green Streets Design Manual
The Philadelphia Water Department is proud to announce the release of its Green Streets Design Manual!
Green City, Clean Waters Wins Planning Excellence Award
Congratulations to our Green City, Clean Waters program for being awarded the American Planning Association (APA) Pennsylvania Chapter's Planning Excellence Award in...
PWD Wins EPA Award for Turning Poop Into Power!
It’s not often that PWD gets to share the stage with tech superstars Apple and Google, the design mavens at Herman Miller, or the cool kids at REI and Trek Bicycles.