Since 2009, Philadelphia has combined its commitment to making green spaces accessible to all its residents with a stormwater management approach that prioritizes green infrastructure. It set the ambitious goal to green a third of the existing impervious landscape within the city including schoolyards, vacant lots, and parks. This video animates of Packard Jennings illustration of Philadelphia’s pie-chart breakdown of potential pervious surfaces for green infrastructure in Alison Sant’s book, From the Ground Up: Local Efforts to Create Resilient Cities (Island Press, 2022). Music: “Prior Things” by Philadelphia’s Hop Along on Remote Control Records.
By Packard Jennings