Introducing Philadelphia’s New Green Streets Design Manual

Stormwater planter, from the Green Streets Design Manual

Stormwater planter, from the Green Streets Design Manual

The Philadelphia Water Department has announced the publication of Philadelphia’s Green Streets Design Manual!

Streets account for 38% of Philadelphia’s impervious surfaces, and are therefore an integral component of the City’s Green City, Clean Waters green stormwater management initiative.

The new design manual is a compilation of green stormwater infrastructure design standards that have been customized for Philadelphia. The manual also includes downloadable images and design files to aid green street projects at all stages, from planning, design, and engineering to construction.

The manual draws on the City’s experience with over 250 green street projects that are either in the ground or underway, and is the product of collaboration between PWD, the Streets Department, Parks and Recreation, the Planning Commission, MOTU, and other partners.

For more information, check out PWD’s press release:  CityofPhilaGreenStreetsPressRelease-2014.

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