Category Archives: planning

2016 Fogelson Forum at RU on Sept 29: What Is a Sustainable City?

Next Thursday, Sept. 29th, at 5 p.m., leading experts will discuss the role real estate will play in leading sustainability initiatives for major cities during the Gerald Fogelson Forum on Real Estate at Roosevelt University, 425 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago. … Continue reading

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Smart Green Cities: Franklin and Eleanor Distinguished Lecture at RU on Sept. 26

Please join Roosevelt’s Center for New Deal Studies for the 23rd Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Lecture, Monday, Sept. 26 at 12:30 p.m. in Ganz Hall. Woodrow Clark II, who holds a Ph.D. and three MAs, one of which is in … Continue reading

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Planning for Conservation and Quality of Life in the Kankakee Sands

Some fascinating regional sustainability news from one of the SUST Program’s great partners, the Field Museum: the Chicago Region conservation team in the Museum’s Keller Science Action Center drew on the Quality of Life planning process used in South America … 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

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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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USGBC-Illinois Kicks Off “Chicago Thrives! Building a More Resilient Chicago” on Feb. 17

Presented by the USGBC – Illinois Chapter: “Chicago Thrives! Building a More Resilient Chicago” Wednesday, February 17, 2016 6:00 – 8:00 pm Make Offices River North Point 350 W. Orleans, Suite 9000 N Chicago, IL 60601 What makes a resilient … Continue reading

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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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