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    • 2400 Market

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…

    • Foster + Partners

May 26: Planning Commission backs Foster + Partners hospital tower | ZBA approves Wharton St homes | Nine-story West Philly project

The introduction of Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown's container tax proposal into the mix in City Council seems to have thoroughly scrambled the politics of the soda tax. Jared Brey reports Council President…

    • Fishtown Recreation Center

Neighbors weigh in on Fishtown Rec redesign, ‘Swimmo’ up for 2017 renovation

Fishtown is in store for more major public space improvements over the next few years, with redesigns slated for the Adaire Elementary schoolyard, the Fishtown Recreation Center, and the Lederer Pool,…

    • Pervious surface at Paseo Verde

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…

    • Rendering of Race Street at 7th looking west with fully buffered bike lanes

Planners prescribe road diet for Race Street

When your midsection grows a bit too wide, it puts your health at risk: Time for a diet. When the midsection of a street grows a bit too wide, it also…

    • Girard Avenue

November 11: Vote for transit shelter locations | Energy hub politics after Keystone XL | Lancaster sprawl

Vote here to tell MOTU where you'd like to see the new transit shelters. Here's the back-story on the shelters from Jared Brey.  SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams is resigning to pursue…

    • Today the Stanton schoolyard doubles as a parking lot
Eyes on the Street

Greening Stanton eyes stormwater management funds

In times of crippling, low school budgets, some of the most available funding for schoolyards now comes from the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), thanks to its stormwater management grants. In South…

    • 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…

    • Wall of Pride, Photo by Kate Ryan
Eyes on the Street

February 14-16: Rain garden workshop | Paleopalooza | Many Faces of George Washington | Mural Arts' Restored Spaces | George Washington at Valley Forge

Happy Friday, Eyes on the Street! The snow put a damper on some previously scheduled events, but there is still plenty to do. Stay safe! BUILD: Rain Garden Workshop Saturday, February…

    • 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…

    • Part of Dickinson Square Park was enclosed by construction fencing in November as construction began.
Eyes on the Street

November 15-17: New city lecture | Love Your Park service day | Stormwater infrastructure workshop | Women Bike PHL day | Philadelphia Marathon | Hamilton Family Arts Center community day

Hello Eyes on the Street! Need a little weekend inspiration? Here's what's happening in Philly.  LECTURE: Léger, Le Corbusier and Paris futur Friday, November 15, 6:30-8pm. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Van…

    • The current playground equipment at 37th and Mt. Vernon streets in Mantua. Photo courtesy of The Trust for Public Land
Eyes on the Street

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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

Registration deadline for national Green Stormwater Infrastructure design competition is right around the corner - Nov. 30.

The Philadelphia Water Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Community Design Collaborative invite design professionals to enter Infill Philadelphia: Soak it Up!—an interdisciplinary design competition promoting the creative, innovative use of…

    • Pedestrian bridge

Penn Park is an "oasis" in West Philadelphia

Summer is fully upon us, and on its heels is Penn Park.Penn Connects, a long-range land use and urban design campus plan for the University of Pennsylvania initiated…

DVRPC in hunt for suburban tree planting grant

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is trying to get into the tree-planting business in a big way.The board approved a $2.73 million grant application that, if successful, would pay…

    • A cross-section of the porous roadbed installed on Percy Street.

South Philly gets a street that will drink up water

One South Philadelphia street just got a little greener ― though you might not be able to tell just by looking at it.The asphalt of the 800 block of South…

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