Philadelphia Green Streets
BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY IN THE CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE
The Philadelphia Water Department’s Green Streets Project is a great example of transformation. Dresden Robin worked to help decrease the chances of Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) while also increasing the scope of sustainable communities in Philadelphia.
With a focus on storm water management and landscape design, we transformed the old streets of Philly into something more practical and modern. Strategically placed throughout the city at a few schools, a church and a public recreation area, these innovative designs, such as subsurface storm water tree trenches, will help catch up to 1.5 inches of runoff. The call to action to repave these streets throughout the city gave Philadelphia a cost-effective way to implement more sustainable designs, such as permeable pavements.
To make it all happen, we provided the City with field surveys, base plan preparation, storm water management design, and design plan preparation. This ongoing project requires coordination with local utility companies, the Fairmont Park of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Streets Dept., local community groups, and city agencies.