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The Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC) develops and promotes new approaches to protect and preserve quality of life through sustainable development.

We act as a resource for government agencies, community organizations, and developers, providing objective information and services to improve decision-making relative to land use and water resources planning and development.

Check out some of our ongoing and completed research projects using the icons to the right.

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In the News

Center for Sustainable Communities leads the way in stormwater, transportation and urban greening initiatives

Center for Sustainable Communities studies Route 422 traffic with $200,000 grant

Center for Sustainable Communities receives $60,000 EPA grant to study community-driven design

Temple University Ambler EarthFest 2014 welcomes more than 7,000

Center for Sustainable Communities receives Wells Fargo environmental grant

Center for Sustainable Communities awarded watershed restoration grant

Center for Sustainable Communities awarded $1 million grant


Featured Project

T-Vssi Logo Temple-Villanova Sustainable Stormwater Initiative
Temple University’s Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC) and Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership (VUSP) is long-term partnership that combines the strengths of both research centers creating an interdisciplinary organization to demonstrate stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs), to conduct research, and to conduct a broad outreach program focusing on regional stormwater management.

New Project Reports

(DRAFT) Flooding and Stormwater Management Plan for Ambler Area Watersheds
October 27, 2014

The final report (draft version) of the Ambler Area Watersheds study is available now! Please click on the following link to view/download a pdf report (12 MB). Comments or feedback should be sent to us within the next four weeks, by Monday, November 24, 2014. Please send your feedback to meenar@temple.edu. Thank you for your time.

Full Report

(DRAFT) Wissahickon Creek Watershed Act 167 Plan
April 2014

Introduction
Section 1

Section 2

Section 3

Section 4

Section 5

Section 6

Section 7

Appendix A (Stormwater Ordinance)

Appendix B (Zip file)

Appendix C (Zip file)

Appendix D (Zip file)

Wissahickon Creek Watershed Act 167 Plan Overview - April 23, 2014

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