Explore Philadelphia's 200-year-old green storm water infrastructure system. Starting with the early annexation of property, the development of Fairmount Park, and the establishment of the nation's first waterworks, Philadelphia has long been a leader in water management. Fast forward to today when designers, the municipality, and nonprofit organizations work together to find ways of mitigating development and pollution in an ever-changing climate. Evaluate the designs and implemented projects in conjunction with the goals and sustainability of earlier precedends for storm water management. Designers and homeowners alike will learn about the techniques to manage storm water onsite and how Philadelphia's cutting-edge infrastructure relates to smaller scale projects.
Robin Irizarry and Scott Quitel
Meet in Vistor Center Parking Lot
Please note that this tour contains a good deal of walking and is an outdoor experience. While our pace will be slow, some areas will require mildly strenuous walking. Appropriate footwear and water are recommended. Dress for all types of weather. Trip leaves promptly at 8:00 am.
Students wishing to receive credit for their Landscape Design Certificate must complete and submit an assignment designed specifically for this landscape tour.