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    • 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…

    • Stormwater tree trench at Shissler Rec Center

Green Streets Design Manual makes street "greening" transparent, accessible

With all of the slush, snow, salt and grime, it may be hard to imagine Philly’s streets as anything other than gray, but the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) and the Philadelphia…

    • Bakers Centre update

Repair work and fiscal recovery continues one month after Bakers Centre water-main break

A month after a 48-inch water main ruptured at the new Bakers Centre shopping plaza in East Falls, work continues deep inside the gaping crater in the parking lot. Two neighboring…

    • 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…

    • Bakers Centre water-main break

Investigation into massive Bakers Centre water-main break continues

Winter is water-main break season, and January has been a doozy.  On Jan. 12 alone, there were 25 main breaks across the city of Philadelphia,including a couple in Mt. Airy…

    • 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…

    • The current playground equipment at 37th and Mt. Vernon streets in Mantua. Photo courtesy of The Trust for Public Land
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Renovations planned for Mantua playground

By the summer of 2015, the corner of 37th and Mount Vernon streets in Mantua will have a revamped and greened playground thanks to a partnership between Philadelphia Parks & Recreation…

    • Tacony Creek Trail
Eyes on the Street

Staycation: Tacony Creek Trail

Under the Green City, Clean Waters plan, the Tacony Creek should be clean enough to swim and fish in within the next 25 years. This past spring the city and…

    • From Spruce Street, the school appears far off in the distance
Eyes on the Street

Greening initiative at Lea School gets boost from Water Department, PECO

This summer the Philadelphia Water Department and PECO committed significant green (read: financial support) to the West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools' (WPCNS) efforts to green the schoolyard at Henry…

    • The Story of Water in Art
Eyes on the Street

Stormwater art speckles Christian Street

The 300 block of Christian Street has broken out in a rash of blue dots. You'd be forgiven for thinking this is some sort of guerilla street art, but these dots…

    • downspout planter
Eyes on the Street

Rain Check: PWD sharing cost with residents to install stormwater management tools

We hear a lot about stormwater management infrastructure being incorporated into plans for new developments, streetscape improvements, and park projects, but did you know that homeowners can get in on the…

    • A new sprayground opened at the Shissler Rec Center Thursday
Eyes on the Street

Shissler Rec Center opens new sprayground

Shissler Rec Center opened its new "sprayground" Thursday and the preschool students who graduated just before the fountains turned on, along with their friends and family, took to it immediately. Within…

    • Bike Coalition and PWD look to technology to support their sustainability goals
Eyes on the Street

Philly's green leaders talk tech innovation

What do the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Water Department have in common? They are both using technology to advance their "green" goals.  Monday, the Bike Coalition's Nicholas…

    • 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…

    • urbanrange
Eyes on the Street

Feb 28: Phase-in AVI? | East Park Leadership and Conservation Center | redevelopment at 27th and Girard | PWD's rain barrel wraps

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s what’s making news on this last day of February: In City Council today First District Councilman Mark Squilla will introduce legislation to phase-in the Actual Value Initiative…

    • A familiar scene, litter and trash get caught along the shore of TTF-Watershed creeks, Photo courtesy of Kelly O'Day
Eyes on the Street

Trash task force fights Tacony Creek litter

In streams across the country, environmental stewards have made significant improvements in reducing waste water and chemical and industrial pollution, but when it comes to personal pollution – food wrappers, bottles,…

    • Powelton Village
Eyes on the Street

Feb 6: Corbett announces more funding | Philly keeps shrugging | Less pollution, less money | Rain barrels get splash of color

Good morning Streeters. We have a little morning buzz for you this Wednesday.  Yesterday Governor Corbett gave his much anticipated 2013-2014 budget address. As Philadelphia schools continue to close and infrastructure…

    • rowhouses
Eyes on the Street

Vote on artwork for PWD rain barrel wraps

The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) is giving its rain barrels a makeover and it wants our help picking the new designs. Students from Laura W. Waring School and YESPHilly worked…

    • The box culvert

Daylighting project reveals a hidden creek

About 700 feet of the West Branch of Indian Creek never sees daylight. For more than 100 years, it has run through a box culvert in Overbrook's Morris Park. The Philadelphia…

    • Iroko

Navy Yard to release 2013 Master Plan update Wednesday

UPDATED: On Friday, PIDC announced the The Navy Yard event has been rescheduled for Feb. 1. An earlier version of this story had the original date. The Philadelphia Navy Yard will…

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