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Goal: Philadelphia delivers more equitable access to healthy neighborhoods
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  • TARGET 8

    MANAGE STORMWATER TO MEET FEDERAL STANDARDS

    Green City, Clean Waters: A New Approach to Stormwater Management

    In September 2009, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) released Green City, Clean Waters, a plan to meet federal regulatory obligations while revitalizing the City. The plan commits Philadelphia to manage stormwater with green infrastructure, soil and plant systems… Read More

  • TARGET 9

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

    Thoughtful Planning to Locate New Open Space

    To meet the Greenworks goal of providing park and recreation amenities within 10 minutes of 75 percent of residents by 2015, the Parks and Recreation Department is… Read More

  • TARGET 10

    BRING LOCAL FOOD WITHIN 10 MINUTES OF 75 PERCENT OF RESIDENTS

    Supporting Local, Healthy Food

    To advance Philadelphia toward achieving the Greenworks goals of locating local food within 10 minutes of 75 percent of residents, the City is using a multifaceted approach. Fairmount Park is partnering with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to develop… Read More

  • TARGET 11

    INCREASE TREE COVERAGE TOWARD 30 PERCENT IN ALL NEIGHBORHOODS BY 2025

    Tree Canopy Assessment Will Guide Major Planting Campaign

    The City of Philadelphia is creating a strategic and comprehensive plan to reach the Greenworks goal of planting 300,000 trees by 2015. With funds from the United States Forest Service, the City is conducting… Read More