In summer 2010, the Center completed a Sustainable 19125 Performance Measures study for Philadelphia’s New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) Sustainable 19125 program.
The study estimated the program’s environmental and social outcomes. Environmental outcomes included annual estimates of stormwater captured, carbon sequestered and greenhouse case reductions associated with the NKCDC’s distribution of rainbarrels, CFLs, recycling bins and tree planting initiative. Social outcomes included but were not limited to number of households reached by the NKCDC’s Green Guides. Using GIS analysis, the outcomes were reported on an aggregate level and on a block level to facilitate comparisons between blocks with and without Green Guides.
This $20k project was funded by NKCDC through a grant from William Penn Foundation.
Dr. Lynn Mandarano, assistant professor of Community and Regional Planning, served as the principal investigator. Study team also included Dr. Bradley Flamm, assistant professor of Community and Regional Planning, and Mahbubur Meenar , assistant director of Center for Sustainable Communities.