Philadelphia

Green Roofs, Roof Meadows Becoming Popular In Philadelphia

Green Roofs, Roof Meadows Becoming Popular In Philadelphia

Some Philadelphians are taking their green thumbs to new heights. They’re seeing limited land space as an opportunity to be environmentally friendly.

Stormwater Greening Is Good for Business

Stormwater Greening Is Good for Business

Digging into the successes and stumbles of Philly’s ambitious 25-year stormwater mitigation plan

Bringing Nature Back to the Urban Core

Bringing Nature Back to the Urban Core

Photographers set out to explore three cities that are seeking to restore their connection to nature by reclaiming land for green space.

Green Roofs are a Growing Trend

Green Roofs are a Growing Trend

In Ben Franklin’s time, a green roof would have been the sod roof that a random Brandywine Valley Swedish settler might have installed; common in Scandinavia, and not widely adopted by colonists here.

Real-Time Data Helps Philadelphia Improve Green Design

Real-Time Data Helps Philadelphia Improve Green Design

A partnership between the Philadelphia Water Department and Drexel University’s Sustainable Water Resource Engineering Lab uses sensors on green infrastructure in order to utilize city storm water more efficiently.