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Soak It Up! Welcomes Greenbuild

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Two exhibitions—one at City Hall and one at the Center for Architecture— present Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up! this month. Stop by to absorb some new ideas—and invite friends and colleagues coming to town for Greenbuild to see Philly's unique brand of neighborhood-centered green stormwater infrastructure. Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up! Philadelphia City Hall | 2nd and 4th Floors Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM Please use the visitor’s entrance at the northeast corner of City Hall (across from the Masonic Temple) Featuring entries from the Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up! design competition, design work from two design charrettes, and innovative green stormwater infrastructure work happening in the region. Philly Green Center for Architecture | 1218 Arch Street Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM | Sunday, Noon to 5 PM Extended hours during Greenbuild The best of sustainable design by the region’s firms, including the winners and the finalists from the Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up! design competition.

Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up! is a successful partnership of the Philadelphia Water Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Community Design Collaborative. The partnership explored how green stormwater infrastructure can be designed to manage stormwater and revitalize neighborhoods in Philadelphia.

Government agencies, nonprofit organizations, community leaders, Philadelphia residents, and design, engineering, and sustainability professionals participated in
  • a kick-off exhibition presenting current green tools for cities,
  • two intensive, full-day design workshops, known as design charrettes, and
  • a national competition to design green stormwater infrastructure for three real-life sites in Philadelphia.
  The innovative, cost-effective green tools envisioned through Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up! will inspire new projects and public-private partnerships for the city.


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