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Philadelphia Weekly Talks to Birch about Greening Philly

Eugenie Birch, co-editor of Growing Greener Cities: Urban Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century, spoke with Philadelphia Weekly’s Jeffrey Barg about Philly’s status as a green metropolis.

"How is Philly doing?" asked Barg.

“It’s a tremendous leader," said Birch. "There’s the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s work with community gardens—it’s an international leader. Another area is the work that the Water Department is doing with drainage issues and infrastructure. A lot of really sensational things are going on in Philadelphia. Philly is equal to other cities that have been more highly touted.”

Check out PW’s map of Philadelphia’s green scenes to see how the City of Brotherly Love stacks up.