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11 For 2011: Green Roof Bus Shelter

Sunday, December 25, 2011  |  None

Merry Christmas—and remember that good things come in small packages. Such is the case for PWD's green roof bus shelter demonstration project at 15th and Market streets....

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11 For 2011: Queen Lane Bumpouts

Friday, December 23, 2011  |  MFritch

Philadelphia's first stormwater bumpouts debuted this summer on Queen Lane in East Falls. Stormwater bumpouts are just one of PWD's green stormwater infrastructure tools to reduce runoff and prevent combined sewer overflows into our rivers and streams....

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11 For 2011: Venice Island Groundbreaking

Thursday, December 22, 2011  |  MFritch

On Nov. 1, city officials broke ground on Venice Island in Manayunk, the site of a $46 million project whose main component is a large underground storage basin that will prevent stormwater runoff from entering the Schuylkill River....

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Harvard Crimson Meets Philadelphia Green

Wednesday, December 14, 2011  |  MFritch

Earlier this month, Harvard's Graduate School of Design hosted "The Philadelphia Story: Planning, Politics and Reality," a panel discussion led by Loeb fellow and Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron....

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This Place Is BMPing: PECO Green Roof

Wednesday, November 23, 2011  |  MFritch

This time next week, the 2011 CitiesAlive conference—the only conference in North America devoted to the green roof and wall industry—will kick off here in Philadelphia....

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8,000 Feet of Stream Restoration

Tuesday, November 15, 2011  |  MFritch

Join us on Thursday, November 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center to learn about the planned stream restoration for Cobbs Creek, which will encompass approximately 8,000 linear feet of stream length....

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Tweets from TEDxPhilly

Thursday, November 10, 2011  |  MFritch

PWD's Glen Abrams spoke at the TEDxPhilly conference on Tuesday, highlighting the benefits of green infrastructure and the Green City, Clean Waters plan....

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