Center for Sustainable Communities, Community and Regional Planning Program examine Philadelphia's "greening" program: Like every older American city — and old cities across the globe — Philadelphia faces the daunting challenge of maintaining and upgrading its aging, and at times outdated, water and sewer infrastructure. While national and state funding sources continue to decline, cities must find innovative ways to comply with increasing regulatory requirements to improve performance and meet regulatory standards. A new study by Dr. Jeffrey Featherstone, Director of Temple’s Center for Sustainable Communities and a Professor in the Department of Community and Regional Planning, examines how Philadelphia is tackling the problem head-on through the city’s “Green City Clean Waters Program (GCCW)." About the Study.
Community and Regional Planning: On the Front Lines of
a Rapidly Changing World
As the Community and Regional Planning program celebrates its 10th year, the Department looks back on the history of the planning programs and research at Temple.
The Department of Community and Regional Planning is home to a wide selection of well-known scholars, academicians, and experts in a variety of fields of expertise, from transportation and emergency management to wetland restoration and historical preservation.