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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

Green City, Clean Waters: What’s the future of Philadelphia’s waterways?

Thursday Mar 21 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Can we envision the future of urban sustainability by re-examining our urban past? Find out at our March 21 Bicentennial Town Square, a three-part program on urban planning and water management.

  • Hear an overview of Philadelphia’s nationally recognized watersheds program, Green City, Clean Waters, which takes a groundbreaking approach to transforming the health of the city’s waterways primarily through land-based strategies.
  • View a presentation by the winners of Infill Philadelphia’s Soak It Up competition, which challenged participants to create innovative storm water management solutions for three specific sites in Philadelphia.
  • Special guest Eric Sanderson, senior conservation ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society, will discuss New York City’s Mannahatta Project, a detailed study that uses Manhattan’s ecological past to envision climate-resistant urban planning for the next 400 years.

This event is free and open to the public.
Networking reception 5:30-6:30 pm
Program 6:30-8 pm
Register here: http://greencleanwaters-es2002.eventbrite.com/

This Bicentennial Town Square is sponsored by Resonate.

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