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Green Streets has become a community affair in Portland, Ore., where citizens can "adopt" a Green Street stormwater management facility in their neighborhood. The city sponsors Green Street maintenance training, which includes picking up trash, removing leaves and debris, and occasional weeding and watering.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Green infrastructure has come out of the laboratory and into the mainstream as a legitimate and necessary strategy for controlling urban watersheds, according to David Elkin, a landscape architect for GreenWorks, PC in Portland. Elkin, a former staffer with the city of Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services, gave a presentation about the city's Green Streets program at the American Public Works Association's recent Sustainability in Public Works Conference in Portland.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Chesapeake Bay Trust, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the state of Maryland unveiled an expanded Green Streets-Green Jobs-Green Towns grant initiative to help cities and towns in the Chesapeake Bay watershed accelerate greening efforts that improve watershed protection, community livability, and economic vitality. Building on the success of the initial round of grants, this public-private partnership will award more than $400,000 in 2012, double the funding from 2011.
Recipient: Transportation, Florida Department of
Still reeling from back-to-back flash floods in 2010, Milwaukee is hoping green infrastructure will prevent its multi-billion-dollar "Deep Tunnel" system from being overwhelmed again.
Cruising through the tiny hamlet of West Union, Iowa, heading for the trout streams of rural Fayette County, a traveling sportsman might view the road construction as just another small-town street project under way. But, he would be wrong.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Maui County, Hawaii, hopes to examine how its small towns and rural areas can benefit from sustainably designed streets. These “green streets” will address issues from stormwater runoff, which, when not addressed, collects pollutants and stresses traditional water infrastructure. Maui’s green streets will be characterized by vegetative barriers and mediums that encourage the natural infiltration of runoff instead of moving water into an underground pipe network. The streets will also reduce flooding by slowing and absorbing runoff.
Recipient: Transportation, Missouri Department of
Recipient: Louisville-jefferson County Metro
Recipient: Dubuque, the City of (inc)
MADISON, Wis. -- In the heart of America’s breadbasket, Madison is a blue city in a red state with a long tradition of green living. A college town with a vast network of bicycle trails, more than 500 rain gardens and a farmers’ market almost every day of the week, Madison is a city where every homeowner has the RIGHT to install solar or wind power, and where people are free to pick and eat fruits and berries growing in public parks and green spaces.Madison was named the capital of the Wisconsin Territory in 1836, even though the town only existed on paper. Designed by a landowner specifically for a bid to develop the capital, the city was named for founding father and fourth U.S. President James Madison, who had died earlier that year. It was laid out with streets named for each of the 39 signers of the U.S. Constitution, its thoroughfares converging on the capitol building in the center of an isthmus between two lakes.
Recipient: Tuscaloosa, City of
Recipient: Transportation, California Department of
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Montevallo, Ala., is preserving its unique blend of college culture and country charm by making intentional decisions about expansion and development.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., -- A $200,000 grant announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will help fund projects to make South Philadelphia’s George W. Nebinger School and surrounding streets greener and healthier.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is providing $950,000 to help 17 communities expand green infrastructure use to improve water quality and protect people’s health and benefit communities. Green infrastructure uses vegetation and soil to manage rainwater where it falls, keeping polluted stormwater from entering sewer systems and waterways in local communities. The EPA funding is intended to increase incorporation of green infrastructure into stormwater management programs, protect water quality, and provide community benefits including job creation and neighborhood revitalization.
BOSTON, Mass. -- Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced three major steps forward toward his goals of reducing municipal greenhouse gases and energy consumption. The city of Boston recently launched a new municipal energy management system; completed 23 energy efficiency projects this past fiscal year; and purchased 28,000 wind-generated renewable energy credits. All of these efforts build off Mayor Menino’s stated environmental goals, including 20 years of municipal energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction work citywide.
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- The city of Southlake's Keep Southlake Beautiful program is working to help beautify the community by encouraging Southlake, Texas, residents to purchase trees to plant throughout the city. The city offers to cover 50 percent of the cost of planting four specific varieties of trees along common greens or in medians.
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, City Councilmembers, community advocates, neighborhood businesses and families celebrated the completion of the award winning Linden Avenue North Complete Streets Project, which redeveloped the street into a neighborhood friendly roadway that enhances safety for all users. The project includes repaving, new sidewalks, green stormwater infrastructure, and one of Seattle’s first cycle tracks.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo will sign a law to require state and local transportation agencies to consider "complete streets" designs that will make streets and roadways across the state safe and accessible to all New Yorkers.
Recipient: Newark, City of
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected Des Moines, Iowa, to receive technical assistance for green infrastructure design under its Greening America’s Capitals Program. The benefits for Iowa’s capital city will include wider sidewalks, narrower traffic lanes, better lighting, improved bus stop shelters, permeable pavement, and rain gardens that can minimize stormwater runoff.
NEW YORK CITY -- New York City Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland unveiled four bioswales on Dean Street in the Boerum Hill section of Brooklyn that will help reduce and manage stormwater in the area. The bioswales are part of the NYC Green Infrastructure Plan, which proposes a total investment of $2.4 billion over the next 20 years in green infrastructure to improve harbor water quality by capturing and retaining stormwater runoff before it enters the sewer system. The city has also developed a maintenance protocol for upkeep of the bioswales.
CLIFTON, N.J. -- Bus stop shelters are on duty 24/7, but seem to be napping when the sun goes down. In the midst of this recession many transit companies are expanding their routes into the sprawling suburbs to accommodate cost conscious commuters who are leaving their cars at home.