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Grays Ferry's long-closed Lanier Playground reopens, with new hope and new purpose

Located in the heart of Grays Ferry, Lanier Playground had been closed since 2005, but memories of when it brimmed with activity stayed alive in longtime neighborhood residents. You’d hear stories…

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June 20: Councilmembers pushing PPA audit | Eastwick homes sinking | State water usage fee

Councilmembers Helen Gym and David Oh introduced a motion asking Controller Alan Butkovitz to audit the PPA for the first time since 2009 in Council's last session, but a majority of…

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May 31: Green City, Clean Waters turns five | 2400 Market riverfront promenade | 27 fatal crashes in 2016

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the Green City, Clean Waters program, Philadelphia's nationally-recognized approach to complying with the Clean Water Act which emphasizes keeping stormwater out of the sewer…

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The economic benefits of Green City, Clean Waters

Philadelphia Water’s big investments in green stormwater infrastructure during the Nutter years have earned major plaudits from sustainability advocates, and captured the attention of national and international civic leaders…

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October 28: Resettling Syrian refugees | Vernon Park improvements complete | Bullet voting report

Max Marin checks in on the local planning process for resettling Syrian refugees. Officials think the best locations would be either Lancaster, Allentown, or Northeast Philly. An accounting of the…

    • The reconfigured and reconstructed west branch of Indian Creek, Photo courtesy of PWD
Eyes on the Street

City "daylights" first creek, restoring it from sewer to stream

Beneath Philly’s streets lies approximately 3,000 miles of sewers - both manmade channels and creeks that were capped and incorporated into the sewer system as the city developed. Now, thanks to…

    • Green stormwater management at Nebinger School, Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Water Department
Eyes on the Street

TEDxPhiladelphia: Workshopping green stormwater infrastructure

PlanPhilly is a partner for this year's TEDxPhiladelphia event, and for the next few days we're sharing ways we think Philly is becoming a "New Workshop of the World". You can…

    • Drains to River
Eyes on the Street

Student designs sought in three stormwater art contests

Ever wanted to add a bit of flair to manhole covers or stormdrains? Students, now's your chance.  The Water Department, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and Schuylkill Action Network are hosting…

    • Snow in Rittenhouse Square
Eyes on the Street

January 22: $5M from EPA to study green infrastructure | Bixi bankruptcy | Comcast's tech incubator | 2013 construction starts | Philly slumlords | WePAC opens 13th school library

Good morning, Streeters. It’s a frosty snow day for us; with wind chills making it feel like -15 this morning. Brrr. Stay in if you can. After about 14 inches of…

    • Green stormwater management at Nebinger School, Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Water Department
Eyes on the Street

Three schools to get green stormwater makeovers

As the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) looks ahead to the new year, one thing they will continue to work on is bringing stormwater management infrastructure to schools across the city. Over…

    • Frankford Creek
Eyes on the Street

March 18-22: World Class Greater Philadelphia Summit | Anne Krulikowski | What's the future of Philadelphia's waterways? | Green Infrastructure as connector

Summit | World Class Greater Philadelphia Monday, March 18, 5:30-7:30pm. WHYY, 150 North 6th Street. Connect with the region's leaders and explore how to develop, attract, and retain talent, support business growth, and provide…

    • The Meeting Green proposal would optimize streets like Christian for the flow of stormwater and people
Eyes on the Street

Soak It Up! finalists find stormwater solutions

Ease the flow of stormwater runoff, boost the flow of innovative stormwater solutions – that’s been the goal of Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up!, a national design competition led by…

    • Learn how to spot a dangerous tree, and when it's time to call in the pros at a PHS workshop on Tuesday. 
Eyes on the Street

November 12-16: Hazardous tree care workshop | Orchard planting at Nelson Playground | High-performance homes | Green City, Clean Waters info

After the Storm: Recognizing the signs of a hazardous tree Tuesday, November 13, 6-8pm. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 N. 20th St. Join arborist Steve Goin, of Bartlett Tree Experts, to learn…

    • Julie Slavet admires the day's work

Watershed partnership plants riparian buffer at Abington Junior High

“It starts, like, over there,” said Julie Slavet, pointing toward a soccer field on the campus of Abington Junior High School, six or so miles north of Philadelphia, in Montgomery County.…

Got a great project that can soak up stormwater while creating an engaging, visually-appealing place in the city?

Got a great project that can soak up stormwater while creating an engaging, visually-appealing place in the city? Share it with us for an exhibition designed to inspire new projects that…

    • PWD's Flower Show exhibit won the PHS Sustainability Award. Expect it to turn up in a new location soon.
Eyes on the Street

Flower Show 365 reaches beyond the Convention Center

Philadelphia’s slice of Hawaii has left the Convention Center, but you can expect to see pieces of this year’s Flower Show reused throughout the city. Last year the Pennsylvania Horticultural…

    • One of Bodine High School's new planters helps to absorb the paved schoolyard's stormwater runoff.
Eyes on the Street

Emerald City: Philly ranked best in the nation for green infrastructure

Philadelphia is an Emerald City, according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, thanks to our city's green infrastructure approach to stormwater management. When it rains, our rivers…

Green City, Clean Waters gets green light

Today, the PA Department of Environmental Protection and the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) will sign a groundbreaking agreement that will allow PWD to officially implement its Green City, Clean Waters plan.…

"Green City, Clean Waters" Plan Now Available

The Philadelphia Water Department’s vision behind the Green City, Clean Waters Plan is to unite the City of Philadelphia with its water environment, creating a green legacy for future generations while…

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