Some greening projects in Philadelphia, USA, highlighted at the Cities Alive Conference, 16-19 October 2022
Downtown Philadelphia: Project “the Arthouse”, a new highrise building. For the apartment owner, available are not only the typical amenities, such as a pool deck. Also available is a roof garden with various urban gardening spaces.
“A new trend in urban greening”
The old Silk factory: Back yard roof gardens, private roof spaces with an exiting skyline view to downtown Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, for more than 10 years, has been known for it’s rainwater policy. Cira Green is a public open roof park on a multi storey garage. It is equipt with an extra drain layer to maximise the local water retention. It is open all day, free to the citizens to enjoy sykline and plantings.
A number of Living walls and climber highlight the new trend in urban greening. Here an example at the Museum of Independance in the museum quarter in Philadelphia.