Tag Archive: sustainability

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

San Francisco: Policy on the Forefront

I recently stumbled upon San Francisco’s collection of progressive policies and city resolutions committing this City of over 800,000 people to a unique collection of strong environmental and social policies placing San Francisco… Continue reading

Let Me Count the Reasons Why It Is Cool to Be A Planner in Philadelphia Right Now

1. The new Philadelphia Zoning Code went into effect TODAY! This comprehensive rewrite is an update to the 1960s zoning code. A lot of the credit should go to the nearly 80% of… Continue reading

Eco-Districts Abound

Today I went to the presentation “Patchwork: Reconnecting Urban Neighborhoods to Natural Systems” as part of the Academy of Natural Sciences’ Urban Sustainability Forum and was slightly surprised to find that the “Patchwork”… Continue reading