Date of Award
Urban and Regional Planning
School of Urban and Regional Planning
Nelson, Dr. Marla
Peterson, Dr. Kristina
The Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan promotes the ideology of integrating green infrastructure into the City’s water management strategy to cultivate resiliency. In order to develop enough green infrastructure to have a significant impact on the hydrological functioning of the area, New Orleans officials are investigating different options for encouraging property owners to manage their stormwater on-site. Philadelphia Water Department’s parcel-based stormwater utility fee has been offered as a model for working within the constraints of the municipal government’s regulatory authority to increase the water retention capacity of individual properties. This thesis provides an analysis of Philadelphia Water Department’s stormwater utility policy and offers recommendations to other cities, like New Orleans, that are considering adopting a similar policy in their jurisdiction.
Riggs, Spence, "Parcel-Level Green Stormwater Management Policy: What New Orleans Can Learn from Philadelphia’s Parcel-Based Utility Fee" (2014). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 1939.