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This once-distressed Philly neighborhood wants to be the city's greenest

Kaid Benfield

Posted June 17, 2011 at 1:35PM

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While in Wilmington for the EPA symposium on green historic preservation, I was treated to a very interesting presentation by Kevin Gray of Philadelphia's New Kensington Community Development Corporation.  The CDC serves three adjoining Philly neighborhoods - Fishtown, Olde Richmond, and East Kensington - and it is currently engaged with the residents to make their zip code the greenest in the city.  Thus the multi-faceted project's name, Sustainable 19125.

You can read all about this great initiative here, but this video provides the best overview:


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