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. It's also the reason that Mayor Michael Nutter, Philadelphia Water Department Commissioner Howard Neukrug and Deputy Mayor for Transportation Rina Cutler were invited by the EPA to travel to Rio de Janeiro (not pictured, above) this week to advise and observe Brazil's own green infrastructure initiative: a massive undertaking with a $200 billion price tag. PWD's Green City, Clean Waters plan was cited as a national model at the forum in Rio.
Apprenticeship Spotlight: Johanna Lopez-Lacayo: Bringing Philly’s Women and Girls into Science and Engineering
This Girls High School grad is turning her passion for Green City, Clean Waters into a career as the first female apprentice to become a full-time PWD Civil Servant.
Want One of These Beauties? We WOODn’t Wait!
If you’ve been considering getting a wood downspout planter for your home through Philadelphia’s Rain Check program, now is the time to act! Beginning on July 1, 2018, the participant cost for ...
Thanks to Our Cold Weather Heroes!
If you’ve been listening to the radio or watching TV news any morning over the last couple months, you’ve undoubtedly heard several reports about broken water mains all over the region. Though we’v...
Good Conversations, Good Community, Good Water: Big SandBox Lands Knight Grant
Our green infrastructure projects are nothing without coordinated partnerships and a healthy dose of organic community input to help them take shape and grow. Now, thanks to a John S. and James L. ...