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Pittsburgh - The Next Kansas City?

Here in Southwestern Pennsylvania, our region is finally taking a new approach to address our sewage overflow problem.

The new direction is a faster, smarter, and cheaper solution. It echoes the calls that our members have been making all along – invest first in green infrastructure.

This however isn’t some radical new approach. It has already been done successfully in Kansas City.

Pittsburgh today is where Kansas City was five years ago. Kansas City chose to move away from large scale gray infrastructure and pursue a regional plan that combined a green first approach with adaptive management to maximizing the benefits for the region.

The result has been not only improved water quality but also revitalized neighborhoods and family sustaining jobs. Our region is now poised to be on the same path.

Anyone who would like to learn more is invited to join us and our Clean Rivers Campaign allies for our latest Beyond Tunnel Vision - a Good Jobs and Green Communities Speaker Series!

When: Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Phipps Conservatory, Sarris Event Suite, 1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


You'll hear from stormwater management and urban design experts Tim Duggan and Jason Parson about Kansas City's success in using a green first approach to address their sewage overflow problem.

Please join us March 9th to hear about how Kansas City did it and what the future could look like for our region.