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Philadelphia Water Department Releases Green Streets Manual

In late February, the Philadelphia Water Department released a Green Streets Design Manual to expedite green street development in Philadelphia. Promoting green streets aligns with the City of Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters initiative to achieve federal water quality mandates by managing stormwater with green infrastructure. The manual provides detailed design templates that are flexible [...]

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Chesapeake Bay Trust Opens Application Process for Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns Grant Program

The Chesapeake Bay Trust recently opened its Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns grant program for applications. The program, funded in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Maryland Department of Natural Resources, supports the president’s Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration Executive Order. It funds the design and implementation of green infrastructure, urban tree [...]

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Chicago’s Streets, Alleys, and Islands of the Future

In many cities, aging combined sewer infrastructure has not kept pace with the need generated by expanding concrete landscapes and a changing climate that promises more intense rainstorms. In the WEFTEC® 2013 host city of Chicago, several storms in recent years have reportedly dropped more than 5 cm (2 in.) of rain in a single [...]

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New York DEP Completes Major Green Infrastructure Project

On March 11, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced completion of a Green Infrastructure Neighborhood Demonstration Area in the East New York neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough. The project consists of 29 bioswales, elongated tree pits, and two “greenstreets,” which will collect about 15,140 m3/yr (4 million gal/yr) of stormwater. Each [...]

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