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Green Roofs and Great Views

The Collaborative worked with Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to put together a tour featuring innovative neighborhood projects for Cities Alive, an international conference for green roof and wall professionals hosted here in Philly last week.

Conference goers were treated to an off-the-beaten-path look at green spaces and buildings in the APM, Northern Liberties, Kensington, and Fishtown neighborhoods. Stops at infill housing, green spaces, and a green high school (the recipient of the US Green Building Council's top honors today) gave them a good feel for the green and gritty fabric of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. And since many of the stops included trips to the roof—they caught some excellent city views too.

Scenes from the City of Neighborhoods tour:
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Many thanks to Julie Snell, Chair of the Local Tours Committee, and the tour presenters!

Daryn Edwards, AIA, Interface Studio Architects The Modules at Temple Town

David Elliott, RLA, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Liberty Lands Park and the Big Green Block

Bill Foley, GRP, Tremco, Inc. The Ice House

Jane Rath, AIA, SMP Architects Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School

Photos courtesy of Bill Foley.
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