Category Archives: planning

Exploring Spatial Justice in Chicago on Oct. 7th at the Institute for Cultural Affairs

The Center for Humans and Nature, in partnership with The Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network and the Institute of Cultural Affairs, invites students, faculty, alumni, and friends of Roosevelt — as well as anyone interested in promoting urban sustainability and social equity — … Continue reading

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Chicago Releases Strategy for Green Stormwater Infrastructure Projects

Launched in October 2013, the first projects of Chicago’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure Strategy were recently announced and the public report released (see pdf here). In summary, the strategy here is to expand green infrastructure through an investment of $50 million over … Continue reading

Posted in cities, news, planning, water

Smart Systems, Resilient Regions: a Metropolitan Planning Commission Roundtable, May 20

After one of the Chicago region’s coldest and snowiest winters on record, how can we better prepare ourselves to weather future storms? If this winter has taught us anything, it’s the value of being prepared—not just for the expected, like … Continue reading

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Celebrate Earth Week at the 2nd SUST Student Symposium on April 23

Earth Week is coming up! What better time to hear about the research and internship sustainability projects being undertaken by undergraduate students at Roosevelt? On Wednesday, April 23rd, from 4-5:45pm, join the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt University for a … Continue reading

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Save the Date! SUST Student Symposium Planned for April 23rd, 2014

Save the date! On Wednesday, April 23rd, from 4-5:45pm, celebrate Earth Week by joining the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt University for a special afternoon symposium of student research in RU’s LEED Gold-certified Wabash Building at 425 S. Wabash Ave. … Continue reading

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This Thursday: Conserving Nature for the Next 100 Years (Free Event at Spertus Institute in Chicago)

The Forest Preserves of Cook County and the Center for Humans and Nature invite the public to a free event this Thursday at the Spertus Institute in downtown Chicago in honor of the “Next Century Conservation Plan,” the Forest Preserves’ … Continue reading

Posted in biodiversity, conservation, ecology, events, Illinois, parks and public land, planning, restoration, suburbs, wildlife

Composting Strategies for Colleges and Universities

A webinar about campus-based composting strategies from the Enviornmental Sustainability Resource Center. Universities and colleges generate wasted food from many sources: dining commons, on-campus restaurants, residence halls, sporting venues, and university events. By reducing food sent to landfills or incinerators, … Continue reading

Posted in conservation, food, planning, recycling, waste