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    "Green City, Clean Waters"

    January 10, 2013 Philadelphia

    "Green City, Clean Waters" is Philadelphia's 25-year plan to protect and enhance the City's watersheds by managing stormwater primarily with innovative green infrastructure. As the City agency charged with ensuring compliance with the federal Clean Water Act, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) developed "Green City, Clean Waters" to reduce its Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs), manage its stormwater runoff and associated pollution, and provide a clear pathway to a sustainable future by using green stormwater infrastructure systems that assist or mimic natural processes.

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    Energy Service Company (ESCO) Model

    December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

    The ESCO model was developed to recoup the savings from implementing more energy efficient strategies onto commercial and industrial properties. Broadly, the ESCO model can be especially attractive to those considering structural rehabilitation of existing buildings that also focus on energy efficiency retrofits.

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    Zero Waste Program

    December 16, 2012 San Francisco

    San Francisco (SF) has a goal of zero waste by 2020. In one key way to achieve this goal, the City implemented a project designed to promote the culture of "Recycling Changes Everything." To help achieve this goal, the project included a number of initiatives to improve recycling rates.

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    Managing Parking for Mobility

    December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

    Congestion and prolonged commute times have become a negative reality of large cities. The City of Niterói, located in the metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro, has begun to acknowledge that while the issue is politically sensitive, the common interest is better served by managing parking supply. The City has been prioritizing efficient public transportation, creating bus-only corridors, and removing unnecessary on-street parking spaces to enhance mobility for its citizens.

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