Green City, Clean Water

An unprecedented plan to tackle stormwater runoff hits the streets of Philadelphia.
by | July 21, 2010 AT 7:00 AM

"When sewers are overwhelmed during heavy rains, untreated runoff infiltrates rivers and streams -- which is ecological bad news," writes our colleague, Feather O'Connor Houstoun, at Management Insights.

Houstoun says a plan in Philadelphia to build a greener, more sustainable stormwater system may well blast green infrastructure into the mainstream. READ MORE.

Management Insights is published here on in collaboration with the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School. The column is moderated by Stephen Goldsmith, a Professor of Government at Harvard Kennedy School (on leave), and deputy mayor of operations for the City of New York.