Soakitup! Meeting Green

Queen Village Neighborhood, Philadelphia, PA

This international design competition was conceived as a catalyst to generate innovative ideas to serve as prototypes for green stormwater infrastructure in Philadelphia and cities worldwide. The Meeting Green entry acknowledges that dense complex neighborhoods make up a majority of Philadelphia’s impervious surface and that solutions must be provided if the city is going to meet the EPA goals for reduced CSOs. The proposal outlines a strategic approach to investment in gathering nodes and active corridors to maximize social benefit and leverage public and private funds. 42% of the impervious area of Queen Village is greened in this proposal as a case study for rethinking how we can shape public space in dense residential areas through a restoration of natural systems. case study for rethinking how we can shape public space in dense residential areas through a restoration of natural systems. This competition entry was managed and directed by Ari Miller while at OLIN.