To Tackle Runoff, Cities Turn to Green Initiatives

Yale Environment 360: In Northeast Philadelphia, along busy Kensington Avenue, sits a small park. What used to be flat ground is now sloping terrain that contains a low-lying area intended to gather and funnel storm water. At the park's southern end is a depression lined with well-arranged plants -- a new landscape carefully engineered to change how water flows through the area. This is Womrath Park, one of a handful of "green infrastructure' projects Philadelphia has begun -- with many more to come -- aimed at tackling......

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