Category Archives: cities

RU graduate Tiffany Mucci Publishes Essay on City Creatures Blog

The thriving environmental discourse of urban nature writing is highly varied in terms of genre — from fiction to poetry to creative nonfiction — and subject, as evidenced by the recently published volume City Creatures (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2015) and … Continue reading

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Social Sustainability Conference (INSS 2016) in Chicago This Week, June 8-10

This week, the national Integrated Network for Social Sustainability Conference will be hosted here in Chicago by the Institute of Cultural Affairs in the Uptown neighborhood. SUST professor Mike Bryson, SUST alum Troy Withers (BPS ’13), and environmental educator and … Continue reading

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100 Resilient Cities: News from Chicago

Editor’s Note: this is a slightly edited version of the City of Chicago’s press release from 2 May 2016. Also see this excellent Chicago Tribune article from 1 May 2016 by Nausheen Husain. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named Aaron … Continue reading

Posted in cities, news, planning, policy

Faces of the Poisoned: A Roosevelt University Journalism Convergence Project

The Department of Communication in Roosevelt University’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting a panel discussion with Roosevelt journalism students who traveled to Flint, Michigan, this spring to cover the drinking water crisis story. Hear, see, and experience the … Continue reading

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#RUjusticechat on Environmental Justice in Chicago on Wed, Apr 20, 12:30pm

RU Sustainability Studies professor Mike Bryson (@MikeBryson22) hosts an #RUjusticechat on Twitter about environmental justice (EJ) in Chicago. Share stories, photos, questions, and comments about #Environmental(In)Justice here in Chicago, the birthplace of the urban environmental justice movement. Tweet from wherever … Continue reading

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SUST 320 Walking Tour of the Booming South Loop

Last Thursday, our SUST 320 – Sprawl, Transportation, and Planning course took a walking tour of the South Loop to check out some of the new developments in the area.  Blessed with 40 degree weather and sleet, we set out … Continue reading

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“City Creatures: Urban Biodiversity in Chicago” — 3:30pm Tomorrow at RU

Tomorrow the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt University proudly hosts a special presentation entitled “City Creatures: Urban Biodiversity in Chicago” at 3:30 p.m. in Roosevelt’s LEED-Gold Wabash Building, Room 1214 . Dr. Gavin Van Horn of the Center for Humans and … Continue reading

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