Green City, Clean Waters

The Philadelphia Story

Mark Focht, First Deputy Commissioner for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
  • 02/18/2015

  • 5:30 PM  - 7 PM

  • Fishbowl
    Boston Architectural College
    320 Newbury Street, Boston


  • Lectures

Mark Focht is the First Deputy Commissioner for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the Immediate Past President for the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and a fellow of the ASLA. He completed a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University and received a Master in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts. He is a licensed landscape architect in the state of Pennsylvania.

Focht will present his keynote address titled, "Green City, Clean Waters: The Philadelphia Story." The lecture will focus on the innovative and strategic green stormwater management practices of the City of Philadelphia. Join us to hear about how Focht helped the city accomplish a revitalization and stewardship plan that has beneficially impacted the way urban communities handle stormwater. From Focht we will also hear about the important partnerships and public outreach that have contributed to the success of his leadership and Philadelphia's Green City, Clean Waters Plan.

This lecture is sponsored by the student chapter of the ASLA.