In the first in a series of articles exploring 'infrastructure solutions for the next generation', Cynthia Barnett examines the creative ways that communities are solving the problems caused by old and overtaxed water systems.
Jul 14, 2013 Orion Magazine
This infographic explains the new green techniques that will revise the way Philadelphia catches and processes stormwater.
Aug 31, 2011 OnEarth Magazine
Philadelphia is embarking on a $2 billion, 25-year project to improve the way it absorbs and processes stormwater.
Aug 11, 2011 This Big City
The project converted a nine-acre parking lot into an ambitious urbanist community, which revitalized a nearby natural water channel, added high density housing, retail, and integrated a walkable design.
Jun 7, 2011 Grist
An increasing amount of architecture projects in the U.S. are taking regional concerns like water and energy production into consideration.
May 14, 2011 Architect
A new sewage plant has opened in New York that hopes to reduce the amount of sewage overflow when storms overwhelm the city's combined sewage and stormwater system.
May 14, 2011 The New York Times
This collection of city profiles looks at cities around the world that are making major improvements to the way they handle and provide water.
Mar 24, 2011 National Geographic
In a part of Staten Island largely developed before formal sewer systems were in place, the effort to address both logistics and environmental issues offers lessons for other urban areas.
Dec 9, 2010 Urban Omnibus
Andy Lipkis, the founder and president of TreePeople, an organization in Los Angeles that brings natural concepts into the "urban forest", details his 40 years of work proving the feasibility of projects such as the Elmer Avenue Project.
Dec 3, 2010 The Planning Report
Chicago is trying to position itself as one of the greenest cities in America, but longheld plans to upgrade the city's overburdened stormwater system highlight how far it has to go.
Nov 12, 2010 Green Source