Philadelphia Deemed Most Ambitious Green City

Courtesy of PlanPhilly.com

  • Yesterday, the Natural Resources Defense Council released its report, Rooftops to Rivers II, a look at how American cities are faring with green infrastructure. Philadelphia was the only city to be deemed “exemplary” in all six key aspects, citing its “Green City, Clean Water” plan. “Over the next 25 years,” it reads, “Philadelphia is committed to deploying the most comprehensive urban network of green infrastructure in the United States.”
  • Roberta Fallon of The Artblog stresses that artist-run collectives are in some ways more riveting than the art community’s more concentrated efforts on First Friday. “Raw spaces lend themselves to edgy experimental art.”
  • In the wake of Germantown Settlement’s bankruptcy, a new CDC—Germantown United—has hit the ground running, necessitated by public reaction against the unpopular designs for Chelten Plaza.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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