VIDEO: CIty of Philadelphia sets sights on "the most comprehensive network of green infrastructure" in the United States



Philadelphia - green city - after


Green City, Clean Water

Philadelphia is taking some pretty major steps to reduce water pollution and green its streets and public spaces: The city’s water department has signed an ambitious deal with state environmental officials to deploy a series of infrastructure innovations like green roofs, absorptive pavement, and expanded park space that will contain overflow and halt the spread of pollution.

The plan will also have the distinct benefit of cleaning up Philadelphia’s water, and generally making the city a more pleasant place to live. It’s being hailed as “the most comprehensive network of green infrastructure found in any U.S. city.”

To view a video produced for the Philadelphia Water Department, click on Green City, Clean Water.


To Learn More:

To read more about Philadelphia’s bold plan for green infrastructure, click on these links to access stories previously published on Water Bucket:Philadelphia: green city, clean waters

And click here to access the homepage for the Philadelphia Water Department’s Office of Watersheds.


Posted June 2011