Many people in Pittsburgh are talking about green infrastructure. You might have recently read about local organizations like the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority using this term when talking about stormwater management or urban design strategies. As support grows for the use of systems like green roofs, stormwater capture and reuse, land-based vegetation, and permeable pavement, it is important for residents and businesses to understand how green infrastructure works and how it could affect their community.

DECO supports the use of green infrastructure and we want to help you make an informed decision on design strategies for your neighborhood. To that end, with support from the PWSA, we have created Project Stormwater in partnership with Epicast NetworkHaggerty Media, and design consultant Laura Ramie. Project Stormwater, a digital multimedia platform hosted at ProjectStormwater.com, is designed to help you find the best examples of green infrastructure currently being used in the Pittsburgh region. The toolkit provides information about various stormwater management practices and tools to help you explore these systems around the City with your friends and neighbors.

Envision A Sustainable Community for the Future

To get started, visit ProjectStormwater.com to watch the first three episodes of our video series and learn more about green infrastructure. Next, join us at FutureFest on Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 to 3:30 at Phipps Conservatory to talk with our team to discuss how we can help you make the most from visits to sites around the City through our Eco Tour Series. You will then be able to make an informed decision about how green infrastructure can benefit your home and community.

A residential green roof captures and cleans rainwater in Highland Park