Clean Water….Green City: Blending the interests of land and water in Philadelphia
Re-imagining the Urban Landscape
Philadelphia has developed a US$1.6 bllion plan to transform the city over the next 20 years. The plan envisions ‘peeling back’ a lot of the city’s concrete and asphalt and replace them with plants — rain gardens, green roofs, landscaped swales in parking lots, heavily planted boulevards, and small wetlands.
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Capture Rain Where It Falls
According to Howard Neukrug, the Philadelphia Water Department’s Director of the Office of Watersheds, “We are taking that (old, grey infrastructure) barrier down, and are stopping the water from ever hitting the system.”
To download a presentation by Howard Neukrug, click on Clean Water….Green City: Blending the interests of land and water in Philadelphia.
The Water Bucket is pleased to host the presentation by Howard Neukrug so that practitioners in British Columbia and beyond can view and appreciate his informative and excellent storyline.