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Green Streets Design Manual

The Philadelphia Water Department is proud to announce the release of its Green Streets Design Manual! The Philadelphia Water Department worked closely with the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities, the Streets Department, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and other public utilities, partners and agencies to develop detailed design templates for green streets that are flexible and therefore may be applicable in a variety of settings.

As well as providing design standards and templates, the Green Streets Design manual also provides information on different GSI practices that are appropriate on various street typologies, and lays out the necessary design review and construction inspection processes.

With the release of the Green Streets Design Manual, design professionals, engineers, planners and developers will now be able to use approved design standards and procedures to further green street development in Philadelphia.

You can find the Green Streets Design Manual online at: