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All posts tagged: Green Infrastructure

blog entries tagged "Green Infrastructure"

Learn About the Hidden Streams Beneath Our Feet on Monday, March 16

Tuesday, March 10, 2015  |  Abby.Sullivan

If you're intersted in learning about our watershed or rivers (or history for that matter!), we highly recommend attending a talk by our very own historian, Adam Levine, this coming Monday, March 16 at National Mechanics (22 S. 3rd Street) at 6PM. The talk, titled "From Creek to Sewer: History of Topographical Change in Philadelphia,” is part of the Tapping Our Watershed science cafe series and wi...

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London Councillor Takes Note of Green City, Clean Waters

Friday, January 16, 2015  |  PublicRC

In a letter to the editor of The Economist (third one from the top), Councillor Harry Phibbs of London's Hammersmith and Fulham Borough responds to their September article "London's Sewers, Smelling Sweet" about the Thames Tideway Tunnel. He makes a point about using green, natural stormwater infrastructure solutions by referencing Philadelphia’s “better, cheaper alternative of green infrastructur...

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A Greener Hackett Elementary Brings Excitement to the Neighborhood

Tuesday, September 9, 2014  |  PublicRC

Horatio B. Hackett Elementary School is lucky to have a large schoolyard—nearly an acre of land in the middle of the city—but many people describe it as a “sea of pavement.” As it stands, the schoolyard is almost completely covered in asphalt but will soon transform into a lush green space with benefits for students, the neighboring communities and the environment....

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Community Impact: Managing Water in Philadelphia

Friday, August 8, 2014  |  PublicRC

Penn State Public Media (PSPM), in collaboration with Fairmount Water Works and The Penn State Center: Engaging Philadelphia is excited to announce a mini grant initiative, “Community Impact: Managing Water in Philadelphia.”...

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A Shout-out to PowerCorpsPHL

Monday, July 21, 2014  |  PublicRC

Being the first city to introduce a program like Green City, Clean Waters, Philadelphia serves as a national model for many to follow. However, this dream of a sustainable green city could not be possible without the help of PowerCorpsPHL....

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This Place Is BMPing: Saylor Grove

Friday, January 6, 2012  |  Matt Fritch, Environmental Engineer

Before the Philadelphia Water Department constructed a stormwater wetland at Saylor Grove in Fairmount Park, the area received an excessive amount of runoff that drained into Monoshone Creek, a tributary to the Wissahickon, resulting in erosion of the Monoshone and impaired water quality....

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