Re-Imaging the Urban Landscape
Philadelphia has developed a US$1.6 bllion plan to transform the city over the next 20 years. The plan envisions 'peeling back' a lot of the city’s concrete and asphalt and replace them with plants — rain gardens, green roofs, landscaped swales in parking lots, heavily planted boulevards, and small wetlands.
The City's vision is to protect and enhance its watersheds by managing rainwater runoff with innovative green stormwater infrastructure throughout the City. Click here to view Philadelphia's Mayor Michael Nutter's "Charting New Waters" speech at the "Charting New Waters: A call to action to address US Freshwater Challenges" event held in Washington DC on September 10, 2010.
TO LEARN MORE: To read the complete story posted on the Water Bucket website, click on VIDEO: Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter presents "Green City, Clean Waters"