Category Archives: planning

City of Chicago Releases “Sustainable Chicago Action Agenda 2012-2015 Highlights and Look Ahead”

Take a look inside the Sustainable Chicago Action Agenda 2012-2015 Highlights and Look Ahead, an easy-to-read summarization of Chicago’s progress thus far in the City’s commitment to a sustainable future. Recent achievements such as passing the Energy Benchmarking ordinance, joining … Continue reading

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Removal of Winnetka Road Dam a “Milestone” for the Chicago River

Reprinted from the Winter 2015 issue of The Friends of the Chicago River newsletter. More than a decade after [Friends of the Chicago River] embarked on an ambitious dam removal program for the Chicago River system, the first dam was demolished on … Continue reading

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Good News from Paris: 195 Nations Create Historic Climate Change Agreement

Editor’s note: In recognition of the historic agreement on climate change reached in Paris at COP21 this past week, we reprint this announcement from the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change newsroom website. Read more about the details of the … Continue reading

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Paris Climate Conference Revisits the 2-Degree Goal

by Tiffany Mucci Today, the world’s Heads of State convene in Paris, as the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) aims for a landmark agreement over the next two weeks which may at last curb global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius. … Continue reading

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City of Chicago Surpasses Mayor Emanuel’s Goal of Installing 100 Miles of Protected Bike Lanes, Commits to More

Reprinted from the Nov 2015 issue of the City of Chicago Sustainability Newsletter: On October 9th, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the City of Chicago has surpassed its goal of installing 100 miles of protected bike lanes, completing 103 miles … Continue reading

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Great Rivers Chicago: Public Input Wanted

Do you like to fish in the Chicago River? Take canoe trips on the Fox or Des Plaines? Enjoy a waterborne architectural tour in Chicago’s Loop? Stroll along the banks of Salt Creek? Spotted the abundant wildlife throughout the Calumet … Continue reading

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New Report Finds that a Transition to Low-carbon Cities Could Save US$17-22 Trillion Dollars

New report “upends the notion that it is too expensive to do anything about climate change – or that such efforts would make little real difference” Continue reading

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