Category Archives: planning

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

Posted in cities, events, Illinois, planning

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

Mapping the Expansion of Chicago

This is a cool story from WBEZ public radio’s Curious City desk on the development and growth of Chicago from its founding to the present day. Also included is a really neat visual: an animated map of the city’s growth … Continue reading

Posted in cities, history, humanities, Illinois, planning

Conserving Nature for the Next 100 Years: Free Event at Spertus Institute on Feb. 13

The Forest Preserves of Cook County and the Center for Humans and Nature invite you to a free event in honor of the “Next Century Conservation Plan,” the Forest Preserves’ vision for protecting nature in the Chicago Region for the … Continue reading

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Pro-GMO Labeling Supports Prepare to Educate Voters in Colorado!

by Allison Mayes As 2014 approaches, many organizations in the field of Sustainability are putting in ballots trying to fight for a better future. In the state of Colorado, The Right To Know Colorado organization has submitted a ballot measure that … Continue reading

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Reports Show that Despite Pledges to Go Green, Walmart is One of the Nation’s Biggest Polluters

by Allison Mayes Retailing mega-chain Walmart can make as many pledges and promises as it sees fit to please its customers, but at the end of the day it really comes to what the studies show. Back in 2005, Walmart … Continue reading

Posted in business, economics, energy, ethics, green design, news, planning, policy, pollution, waste