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APA Awards Philadelphia’s University City District

posted on March 31st, 2015  |  Read more

National Planning Achievement Award for a Best Practice Realizing the Potential of The Porch: A Case Study in Data-Driven Placemaking Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia’s University City District (UCD) created The Porch at 30th Street Station, a new public space located directly at Amtrak’s doorstep. Applying its signature place-based, data-driven, “iterative placemaking” approach, UCD was able to   

APA Awards Green City, Clean Waters

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National Planning Excellence Award for Implementation Green City, Clean Waters: Philadelphia’s 21st Century Green Stormwater Infrastructure Program Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Introduction Hundreds of historic cities like Philadelphia experience combined sewer overflows during heavy rainstorms. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter gave the green light to explore reverting from “gray,” or traditional stormwater management infrastructure, to “green” or sustainable