Blueprint Columbus: Clean Streams. Strong Neighborhoods

How can city leaders boost the economy, protect the environment, and improve the quality of life in their cities through a comprehensive initiative? Mayor Michael Coleman of Columbus, Ohio, is addressing all of these issues in a surprising way: a new solution to sewer overflows. Blueprint Columbus creates community parks with rain gardens that reduce the amount of storm water the city must manage. In the process, the city is improving water quality, creating jobs, and revitalizing neighborhoods.