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A Softer Solution: Philadelphia rolls out green infrastructure on a massive, cit

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How and why did Philly's storm-water plan come about? The city's approach is a soft, rather than hard, infrastructure solution. This is a lot less expensive than building a whole new sewer system#how did the city convince the state and federal governments that this would do the trick? A report coming out at the end of September indicates to date what has been achieved. The article will explain what a combined sewer system is and why such systems are problematic. The goal is to show what other cities with CSS can learn from Philly. The entire design team, owners, developers, clients and government institutions would benefit from reading this story.


Describe how green infrastructure can prevent combined sewer system overflows.
Provide examples of components in a green infrastructure system.
Describe the significance of #the first inch# to on-site rainwater management.
Propose a green infrastructure concept for an impermeable site.

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