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Intended and Unintended Outcomes

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been thinking a lot about the intended and unintended impacts of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI). As with any project planning and implementation process, GSI projects are accompanied by their fair share of intended and unintended outcomes throughout the span of their timelines.   While at the base of its
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Urban Land Institute Publishes Report on Real Estate and Rain Water

Philadelphia has been highlighted again in a new report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Harvesting the Value of Water: Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, and Real Estate. The report takes a particular focus on the opportunities for green stormwater infrastructure in the real estate industry and the role it can play in helping to manage stormwater.
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 Philadelphia Serving as a Green Infrastructure Pioneer

Mayor Kenney helped kickoff Infrastructure Week, which took place May 15 through the 19, by writing an op-ed for the Brookings Institute on the successes of Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters (GCCW). The article points to GCCW’s environmental successes and highlights the next wave of workforce development opportunities and contract opportunities for small and local
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New Report Explores Green Infrastructure Workforce

A new study, Exploring the Green Infrastructure Workforce, from Jobs For The Future examines the current green infrastructure workforce and opportunities for growth. The intent of the study was to focus on the public and private jobs involved in the direct construction, maintenance, and monitoring of urban green infrastructure. The report contains recommendations to the green infrastructure
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Keynote Speaker: 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony

We are proud to present our keynote speaker for the 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards: Michael DiBerardinis, Managing Director for the City of Philadelphia.   Michael DiBerardinis, Managing Director, City of Philadelphia     Michael DiBerardinis assumed his role as Managing Director on January 4, 2016. As Managing Director, Mr. DiBerardinis reports directly to Mayor
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Public Project Honorable Mention: 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards

  Congratulations to the partners of Heston Gardens for their honorable mention in the Public Project category of the 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony!   Heston Gardens Photo Source: Philadelphia Water Department   Client: Philadelphia Water Department Planning/Design Team: Stantec Construction Team: Petrongolo Contractors, Inc. Maintenance Team: Philadelphia Water Department Monitoring Team: Philadelphia Water Department Location: 5451-5459 Hunter Street,
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Private Project Finalists: 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to the Private Project finalists for the 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony!   The Private Project finalists are…   Cira Green Photo source: Roofmeadow   Client: Brandywine Realty Trust Planning/Design Team: Erdy McHenry Architecture, Pennoni, Roofmeadow, Tim Haahs & Associates Construction Team: EDA Associates, Hunter Roberts Construction Group, Sean’s Landscaping. Maintenance Team: Roofmeadow, Sean’s Landscaping Location: 2930
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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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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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