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  • TARGET 8

    MANAGE STORMWATER TO MEET FEDERAL STANDARDS

    Philadelphia Manages Stormwater with Green Infrastructure

    The Green City, Clean Waters plan, which was released by the Philadelphia Water Department in 2009, seeks to invest $2 billion in the City’s infrastructure over the next 25 years to protect and enhance our watersheds… Read More

  • TARGET 9

    PROVIDE PARK AND RECREATION RESOURCES WITHIN 10 MINUTES OF 75 PERCENT OF RESIDENTS

    Green2015 Sets Priorities for First 500 Acres

    Since 2008, the City and our partners have committed to creating approximately 100 new acres of public green space. The many exciting park projects underway include Penn Park, a 24- acre parcel owned by the University of Pennsylvania on the Schuylkill River banks that will manage stormwater and provide recreation amenities in West Philadelphia… Read More

  • TARGET 10

    BRING LOCAL FOOD WITHIN 10 MINUTES OF 75 PERCENT OF RESIDENTS

    City Improves Retail Access and Local Production

    The Philadelphia Department of Public Health received a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to establish Get Healthy Philly. One focus of the program is preventing obesity by increasing access to healthy, affordable foods. Get Health Philly, in partnership with The Food Trust, opened four farmers markets in underserved neighborhoods during the 2010 season and plans to open an additional six in 2011… Read More

  • TARGET 11

    INCREASE TREE COVERAGE TOWARD 30 PERCENT IN ALL NEIGHBORHOODS BY 2025

    Tree Canopy Study and Regional Campaign Spur Tree Planting

    In December 2010, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) released A Report on the City of Philadelphia’s Existing and Possible Tree Canopy, completed by the University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Laboratory. The analysis, based on high-resolution aerial imagery and radar data, concludes that Philadelphia boasts 16,884 acres, 20 percent of all land in the city, covered by tree canopy… Read More