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Philadelphia Water Department Recognizes Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as Pioneer in Stormwater Management

Because of the impressive green stormwater infrastructure approaches applied to the design and construction of the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, CHOP is the 2017 Stormwater Pioneers Award winner. “CHOP’s work in University City is a wonderful example of how a major institution can better serve its clients and community while protecting one of our
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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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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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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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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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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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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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