I recently found this design competition from Infill Philadelphia and wanted to share with everyone. It takes a look at how the creative use of green stormwater infrastructure can revitalize urban neighborhoods. Read the full description and take a look at the website – it might inspire some creative thinking.
Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up! is a partnership between the Philadelphia Water Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Community Design Collaborative created to explore how green stormwater infrastructure can revitalize urban neighborhoods. The initiative is focused on accelerating the adoption, adaptation and implementation of green stormwater management in the Philadelphia region as a means to innovate toward the next generation of Green Stormwater Infrastructure. A series of design centered programs including exhibitions, workshops, charrettes and design competitions will mobilize public-private partnerships to advance innovative, cost-effective, sustainable site design solutions in Philadelphia that can serve as inspiring, national models for watershed protection and community revitalization.
Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up! will promote the principles and methods outlined in Green City, Clean Waters, Philadelphia’s 25-year plan to protect and enhance the city’s waterways by managing stormwater with primarily innovative green stormwater infrastructure, which will also result in the enhancement of communities and the overall urban environment. Philadelphia is a national innovator in stormwater management. With Green City, Clean Waters and other plans and policies like Philadelphia 2035, Greenworks Philadelphia, and Green 2015 that have complementary goals, the City is well-positioned to explore the design and aesthetic possibilities of green stormwater infrastructure, improve community wellbeing, change the way we think about rain and its relationship to infrastructure, and provide national models for American cities.
Susan Welker, AIA - 18 May 2013
Exactly! I did research during my Masters in Architecture about how more w...
Yen Cao - 15 May 2013
Way to go Brian! Congrats.
Air Monitoring - 15 May 2013
Really, its nice information, I read this whole and carefully. This covers ...
Don Wesley - 14 May 2013
Sara: What an honor, and so well deserved! You have always been a very sp...
Bob Farwell - 13 May 2013
Sara: Congratulations! I have always been impressed by your talents,work e...