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Public Project Finalists Announced

Congratulations to the three finalists for the Public Projects Category of the 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony!   The Public Project finalists are…   Crossroads at Robinson Green Photo source: SALT Design Studio   Client: Rowan University, Facilities Planning Department Planning/Design Team: SALT Design Studio, Edgewater Design, Marathon Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc. Construction Team:
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Delaware River Watershed Initiative debuts Stream Reach Assessment Tool

The Delaware River Watershed Initiative at the Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University recently debuted the Stream Reach Assessment Tool (SRAT). SRAT integrates data sets to model pollutant loads from upstream sources and analyzes landscape features that influence its ability to produce clean water.   “The SRAT is intended to create a consistent way
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Temple Faculty and PennDOT Address Stormwater for I-95 Project

Faculty from Temple University and Villanova are partnering with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to implement a stormwater management project as part of the I-95/Girard Avenue Interchange upgrades. The project to widen I-95, which began in 2009, requires a new stormwater management system that didn’t exist when the highway was first built.   “A major
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New Study Examines Jobs in the Urban Forest

A study from PolicyLink and Ecotrust titled, “Jobs & Equity in the Urban Forest” examines the economic, ecological, and social impacts of existing community-based urban forestry investments and related green infrastructure facilities.   “This report documents a growing group of policies, public initiatives, and workforce development programs in urban forestry and related green infrastructure occurring
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Penn IUR Presents Voices on America’s Urban Infrastructure

In response to President Trump’s promise to “build new roads, and highways, and bridges, and airports, and tunnels, and railways”, the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Urban Research asked experts on urban development what they think the US needs to do to address urban infrastructure.   The responses, which included former PWD commissioner Howard Neukrug,
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US Mayors Advocate for Urban Parks as Essential Infrastructure

The bipartisan Mayors for Parks coalition recently voiced their support to prioritize urban parks as part of infrastructure spending for 21st century cities. The mayors and municipal leaders pointed to urban parks’ role as mixed use development that address issues related to aging water systems as well as parks abilities to “grow local economies and
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Staff from Andropogon Published for Research on Native Plants & North American Greenroofs

GSI Partner member, Andropogon Associates, recently had staff published in the Journal of Green Building on Native Plants in North American Greenroofs. The article highlights work of Andropogon and others have done to emphasize the importance of native plantings on green roofs. The article covers many facets of green roofs including the many ecological regions of
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Congratulations to the Monitoring Grant Recipients

SBN, via the GSI Partners, developed a monitoring grant pilot program to support data collection on the performance of private GSI projects and encourage its dissemination. Further data collection of these sites will support the GSI Partners objectives for research and innovation to advance the state-of-the-art of the GSI industry.   We congratulate the following
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January Quarterly Meeting Recap

On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, the GSI Partners gathered at Temple University Center City for our January Quarterly Meeting. At this meeting, we recognized all the work the GSI Partners and its members have accomplished in 2016 and looked ahead to 2017.   Highlights of our review included our advocacy efforts to reaffirm and prioritize
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Philadelphia launches green jobs plan

The City of Philadelphia is advancing its ambitious plan to create 10,000 green jobs over the next 10 years. The Philadelphia Energy Campaign is part of the Philadelphia Energy Authority’s plan to create energy efficiencies, taxpayer savings and sustainable jobs. The $1 billion investment will be aimed at municipal buildings, public schools, low and moderate
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