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Maryland County National Leader in Green Infrastructure and Jobs

Community-based public-private partnerships are bringing green infrastructure jobs to Prince George’s County and cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay.

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New York Sets a Goal for 5,000 New Curbside Rain Gardens

Seventy percent of the surface of New York City is impervious. A program with a goal to build a total of 9,000 curbside rain gardens will put a dent in the hardscape.

September 6, 2019 - Real Estate Weeky

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The Threat of Urban Flooding in Chicago

Chicago residents living in low-lying parts of the city dread the rainfall that too often brings flooding.

May 18, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

Court Overrules U.S. EPA in Baltimore Runoff Case

Environmentalists challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and won.

March 29, 2019 - NRDC

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Wanted: A More Proactive Approach to Stormwater Investment

As hurricane seasons get more destructive, a less reactionary approach to stormwater infrastructure investment may be needed.

January 12, 2019 - Brookings


Unique Public-Private Partnership Tackles Stormwater Infrastructure in Maryland

By combining the resources of the public and private sectors, Prince George County was able to greatly reduce the costs required to retrofit an aging stormwater system.

May 3, 2016 - Bay Journal

The Solution to Overloaded Water Infrastructure? Urban Conservation

Cities and suburbs face billions of dollars in investments and repairs to comply with Clean Water Act standards. The NRDC outlines some of the urban water conservation methods municipalities can take to reduce stress on these infrastructure systems.

August 13, 2014 - The Natural Resources Defense Council

Between Recess and Lunch, a Lesson in Landscape Architecture

Lisa Foderaro explores a program underway in select New York City schools to guide children through the eco-friendly redesign of their own playgrounds.

May 10, 2012 - The New York Times

From Rooftops to Rivers

The NRDC gives cities a report card on their stormwater management strategies. Philadelphia tops their list.

November 18, 2011 - EarthFix

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