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Infil Philadelphia Showcases Green Infrastructure Projects and Hosts Design Competition

The Community Design Collaborative started Infil Philadelphia to promote workable, innovative design solutions to revitalizing older urban neighborhoods. Infil Philadelphia: Soak It Up! focuses on green stormwater infrastructure and will showcase selected projects from Sept. 17 to Oct. 19 at Philadelphia’s Center for Architecture. It also is hosting a national green infrastructure design competition, with […]

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EPA Opens Registration for New Campus RainWorks Challenge Competition

Registration opened Sept. 4 for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Campus RainWorks Challenge. Student teams of undergraduate and graduate students are invited to create an innovative green infrastructure design for a site on their campus showing how managing stormwater at its source can benefit the campus community and the environment. Winning teams will earn […]

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WEF Awarded Green Streets–Green Jobs–Green Towns Grant

On June 27, the Chesapeake Bay Trust, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and Maryland Department of the Environment announced that the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is among the 10 winners of their Green Streets–Green Jobs–Green Towns Grant. The grants include $376,000 supporting stormwater management, green job development, and enhanced resident […]

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U.S. EPA Launches Campus RainWorks Challenge

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently launched the Campus RainWorks Challenge, a green infrastructure design competition for student teams working under a faculty adviser. Registration opens Sept. 4, and entries are due Dec. 14. Student teams could win up to $2500 in cash prizes and up to $11,000 in research funds for their faculty […]

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Virginia River Groups Open Low-Impact Design Competition

Potomac Conservancy (Washington, D.C.), Friends of the Rappahannock (Fredericksburg, Va.), and The James River Association (Richmond, Va.) are hosting a low-impact design (LID) competition that challenges developers to find low-cost solutions to achieving pre-development hydrology. Development categories include suburban mixed use, urban infill, and green roadway. A total $15,000 will be awarded to the winner […]

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The Houston LID Experience

Robert Adair, Steering Committee Chair, Houston Land/Water Sustainability Forum Often thought of as an example of urban sprawl, Houston now is seen by many at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a model for moving rapidly toward sustainable development. Houston started its journey toward low-impact development (LID) from the same place that most communities […]

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