School of Environmental Design
Center for Sustainable Communities
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.
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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
Flooding and Stormwater Management Plan for Ambler Area Watersheds
Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Best Practices for Southeast Pennsylvania’s US 422 Corridor
This Policy Brief has been prepared on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) through Work Order TEM 002 (Contract 4400011166) by Temple University’s Center for Sustainable Communities, the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association, and CFA Consultants, Inc.
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Wissahickon Creek Watershed Act 167 Plan
April 2014 (revised November 2014)
Appendix A (Stormwater Ordinance)
Appendix B (Zip file)
Appendix C (Zip file)
Appendix D (Zip file)
Appendix E (Philadelphia Water Department Basin Inventory)
Appendix F (Public Comments and Responses)
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