The Philadelphia Water Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Community Design Collaborative invite architects, landscape architects , engineers, and other professionals to enter an interdisciplinary design competition promoting innovative green storm water infrastructure for Philadelphia and other cities. Soak It Up, sponsored by Infill Philadelphia, is the name of the competition who's mission is to revitalize urban neighborhoods through green storm water infrastructure.
Selected sites are a Industrial: Warehouse Watershed in Hartranft, North Philadelphia; Commercial: Retail Retrofit in Grays Ferry, South Philadelphia; Neighborhood: Greening the Grid in Queen Village, South Philadelphia. Nine finalist will be selected to present at an awards event in Philadelphia on March 7, 2013 at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. One winning design will be selected for each of the three sites by jury. Each winning team will receive a cash prize of $10,000.