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Andropogon Staff Among Inaugural Group of SITES Credentials

GSI Partner member Andropogon Associates, Ltd announced that two of their landscape architects are part of inaugural group to earn Sustainable SITES professional credentials.   The Sustainable SITES Initiative is the first program to offer both a comprehensive rating system and professional credential standards for sustainable land development and management. The goals of SITES are “to create
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Cerulean LLC honored with Legacy Award

GSI Partner member Cerulean LLC and its owner, Susan Harris, were recently honored by Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) with the Legacy Award at their annual Watershed Milestones Award Ceremony. This year’s ceremony took place on May 24, and recognized TTF’s outstanding partners ranging from volunteers to corporate stewards.   Susan was recognized for her 12 years
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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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Venue & Sponsors: 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards

  We are proud to present our venue and sponsors for the 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards!   Venue   The 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards will be held in two weeks on Thursday, May 11, from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at FringeArts (140 North Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106).   *Group rates and discount for members
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Public Project Finalists: 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards

Congratulations to the Public Project finalists for 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: WJ Gross Inc. Location: 201 Mullica Hill
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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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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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GSI Partner member, Azavea, releases online tools to map and model watersheds impact

GSI Partner member, Azavea, recently released updated versions of two web-based applications, Model My Watershed and Micro Site Run Off Model. The applications are the product of collaboration between Azavea and the Stroud Water Research Center to provide the data and impact modeling of regional water quality to citizens, conservation practitioners, municipal decision-makers, educators, and
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Andropogon Associates receives ASLA Honor Award

GSI Partners member, Andropogon Associates, was recently recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects for their collaborative three-year study of the role of vegetation, soil, and adaptive management performance in urban green infrastructure. The designers and scientific researchers monitored the site’s runoff volume, water quality, soils, and vegetation to better understand the infrastructure’s performance
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Recap of Cira Green Tour with Roofmeadow

On a beautiful and warm Thursday evening in August, GSI Partners members and supporters gathered at Cira Green for a twilight tour and happy hour. Cira Green, a project by GSI Partner member Roofmeadow, is a breath-taking public recreation space that overlooks Center City, University City, and the Schuylkill River trail. Roofmeadow’s Jane Winkel and
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