Category Archive: Green Stormwater Management

Philly Water Department Highlights Local Stormwater Pioneer

This month, the Philadelphia Water Department announced that the very first Stormwater Pioneer award has been given to my local Stanley’s True Value Hardware. You may remember I recognized the effectiveness of the… Continue reading

“Green Parking” in Action

As Tropical Storm Andrea rushed up the coast Friday and dumped almost 3 inches of rain on Philadelphia within 24 hours, I was able to observe a new green parking lot in action.… Continue reading

Implementation Innovation

Not only is the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) pursuing innovative and green stormwater management techniques and tools, but they are also thinking outside-of-the-box and coming up with innovative implementation techniques that gather community… Continue reading

Complete Streets for Philadelphia: “Making it Happen”

As I mentioned last week, Philadelphia just recently released a Complete Streets Design Manual in draft form. This document is in response to a Complete Streets Executive Order from June 2009 that made… Continue reading

What Philadelphia is Not Doing

Portland, Oregon is a great proponent of sustainable development and stormwater management through their advancements with green streets and eco-districts. But, they have also decided to invest a LOT of time and money… Continue reading