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.
Harvard Crimson Meets Philadelphia Green
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...
News Stream: WHYY on Philly’s Porous Streets
WHYY and NewsWorks ran a piece earlier this week about PWD's efforts to reduce stormwater and decrease flooding by implementing green technologies such as porous pavement.
News Stream: Stormwater Problems, Solutions
A pair of recent articles discuss the problems of stormwater runoff and Philadelphia's solutions.
Philly Green Infrastructure in Time Magazine
A feature story in this week's issue of Time Magazine (above), "Street Smarts," highlights America's aging infrastructure crisis and Philadelphia's "smarter" approach:
The Green Team: EPA and Philadelphia Sign Innovative Stormwater Agreement
Call it a collaboration of infiltration—the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the City of Philadelphia agreed yesterday to become partners in a 25-year plan to use gr...
NatLab Report Features Philadelphia as Laboratory for Green Infrastructure Finance
Earlier this month, NatLab published Creating Clean Water Cash Flows, an in-depth report chock full of ideas for financing green infrastructure that features the Philadelphia ...