Preparing Philly for the Future
Three years ago, the City of Philadelphia set a goal to become America's greenest city. With its Greenworks plan in place and already hitting milestones, the City of Brotherly Love is well on its way to becoming — if not the greenest city in the country — more environmentally responsible.
As part of a recent Climate Central report on what the new climate “normals” mean for Philadelphia, Dr. Heidi Cullen sat down with Katherine Gajewski, the city's Director of Sustainability. Here, Gajewski shares her thoughts on what sustainability means to Philadelphia, how the city is preparing for the expected increase in hot and wet weather, and whether Philadelphians are making a connection between extreme weather and climate change.