The Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC) develops and promotes new approaches to protect and preserve quality of life through sustainable development.
We act as a resource for government agencies, community organizations, and developers, providing objective information and services to improve decision-making relative to land use and water resources planning and development.
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Community-Driven Geodesign Process in Philadelphia The Center proposed a framework for developing a Green Stormwater Infrastructure plan through a participatory Geodesign process and then applied the framework in Delaware Direct and Tookany/Tacony-Frankford watersheds. The Center proposed six distinct activities: development of a typology of GSI design features, GIS-based site suitability analysis for potential GSI projects in the watersheds, comparative assessment and selection of GSI project sites, visioning GSI projects through design charrettes, development of a conceptual GSI plan, and three detailed site-specific GSI project visualizations.
New Project Reports
Flooding and Stormwater Management Plan for Ambler Area Watersheds
Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Best Practices for Southeast Pennsylvania’s US 422 Corridor
This Policy Brief has been prepared on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) through Work Order TEM 002 (Contract 4400011166) by Temple University’s Center for Sustainable Communities, the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association, and CFA Consultants, Inc. Click here to read the Policy Brief