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Historic 4th Ward Park / Beltlandia.com City Parks, Clean Water: Making Great Places Using Green Infrastructure , a new report from The Trust for Public Land (TPL), makes a strong case for leveraging public parks to manage stormwater. The report offers several useful case studies that explain the challenges and opportunities involved in making parks do double duty as stormwater management facilities. The problem of stormwater, as many readers know, originates with the vast amount of asphalt and concrete used in urban areas. Where once stormwater would have filtrated into the ground, asphalt and concrete shed it toward sewer systems. That water, toting pollutants, and grime from streets gets conveyed to rivers, lakes, and other water sources that people use. It is never cleansed by soils and plants, never replenishes groundwater, and often overburdens sewer systems and loca...

Full article: http://www.sustainablecitiescollective.com/dirt/1225533/p...

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Parks Can Do Double-Duty as Green Infrastructure

Historic 4th Ward Park / Beltlandia.com City Parks, Clean Water: Making Great Places Using Green Infrastructure , a new re...

Parks Can Do Double-Duty as Green Infrastructur...

Historic 4th Ward Park / Beltlandia.com City Parks, Clean Water: Making Great Places Using Green Infrastructure , a new re...

Can Parks Do Double Duty? Philadelphia Shows Ho...

Can a park be both a stormwater management unit and a recreation area? With proper negotiation, conversation, and careful ...

Can Parks Do Double Duty? Philadelphia Shows How

Can a park be both a stormwater management unit and a recreation area? With proper negotiation, conversation, and careful ...

Green and Cool Roofs Provide Relief for Hot Cities

greenbuildingadvisor.com 30 Jul '16, 5pm

More than half of the world’s population lives in cities, and the United Nations projects that this share will rise to 70%...

Green and Cool Roofs Provide Relief for Hot Cit...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 30 Jul '16, 9pm

More than half of the world’s population lives in cities, and the United Nations projects that this share will rise to 70%...

A @USGBC recap of green building and #infrastru...

usgbc.org 28 Jul '16, 4pm

You’ve probably just about heard it all from the Republican convention hall last week. The 2016 Republican National Conven...

Sidewalks are critical infrastructure, not a frill

Sidewalks are critical infrastructure, not a frill

treehugger.com 28 Jul '16, 1pm

A few years ago I was shocked to learn than in much of the USA, homeowners are responsible for the maintenance of the side...

A #greenbuilding recap of #RNCinCLE in #beautif...

usgbc.org 27 Jul '16, 9pm

You’ve probably just about heard it all from the Republican convention hall last week. The 2016 Republican National Conven...

Revitalizing Boise Using Green Stormwater Infra...

Since 2009, the City of Boise has implemented 28 projects to revitalize historic downtown in a healthy and sustainable way...

Revitalizing Boise Using Green Stormwater Infra...

Since 2009, the City of Boise has implemented 28 projects to revitalize historic downtown in a healthy and sustainable way...

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ecobuildingpulse.com 30 Jul '16, 6pm

Located on the west side of picturesque Camano Island in Puget Sound, the Saratoga Hill house was designed for an empty ne...

8 National Parks Every Trail Runner Should Visit

8 National Parks Every Trail Runner Should Visit

trailrunnermag.com 27 Jul '16, 1am

Here, we highlight eight parks that are veritable trail-running paradises, as well as a few of the runners who love them. ...

Can a city really go vegetarian?

grist.org 29 Jul '16, 11am

This story was originally published by CityLab and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The annou...

Double Shot #1711: The Ruby Bibliography - A li...

afreshcup.com 29 Jul '16, 12pm

A Fresh Cup is Mike Gunderloy's software development weblog, covering Ruby on Rails and whatever else I find interesting i...