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- Putting the Infrastructure in Green Infrastructure
- The term "green infrastructure" troubles me a bit. I think it's because it often seems to me that the "green" part gets a lot more attention than the "infrastructure" part, when in reality it's that latter half of the term that is probably more important.
I think most people working in stormwater…
- Rain Check: Regional Solutions to Stormwater Management
- MPC Research Assistant Matt Nichols authored this post
Imagine a Chicago where a long-polluted river serves as a genuine second waterfront for residents to enjoy. Think of what could be possible if every property owner captured and re-used the thousands of gallons of rain water that falls on…
- Applications now open for Milwaukee Avenue Green Development Corridor in Logan Square
- If people don't know where their water goes and how it gets there, how can they understand how to resolve community-wide problems like sewer overflows—which lead to personal problems like backyard, alley and basement flooding?
That's the question driving the Milwaukee Avenue Green…
- HB4496: A World Water Day miracle!
- Update, March 28, 2012: The Illinois House approved HB 4496 by a vote of 100 to 14.
Today is World Water Day, and beyond being a day to attend one of many water-themed conferences or install a faucet aerator (both good things to do), it's an occasion to reflect on the future direction of water,…
- All Systems Go: Engineering Sustainable Utility Solutions
- The complete audio recording of this event is available for listening.
Last week MPC hosted the third event in its infrastructure roundtable series, All Systems Go: Engineering Sustainable Utility Solutions, generously sponsored by ComEd and Peoples Gas. The event featured a top-notch panel: J.…
- Making the most of a clean(ish) river
- Having gotten a bad weather forecast from the guy at my local bike shop, I spent a fair amount of time this past Sunday—however long it takes to ride a bike 40 miles during high winds, driving rain, and a foot of standing water in the street in a few places in Evanston—thinking about…
- WOWW's latest issue features May flowers, rain showers
- Fresh produce is just one of many benefits of the rooftop garden Breanne Heath and Dave Vondle planted atop the Dill Pickle Food Co-op in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. Hundreds of plants, ranging from tomatoes to hops, also help soak up rain – one of the only truly free resources…
- Apply now for Illinois Rain Garden Grant
- This post was written by MPC research assistant Alex Gilbert.
The Illinois Conservation Fund, Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service are working together to create a Rain Garden Grant. Selected applicants will receive up to $1,000 to plant and construct rain…
- What one asset should Chicago "sign" from another city?
- The NFL free agent signing period started last night, and over the next few weeks there will be a lot of players—team assets really—moving from one city to another (with any luck, the Bears will acquire a pass rush and an impact receiver).
That got me to thinking, what's one asset from…
- MPC in Springfield: Cheap is good, free is better
- The Illinois General Assembly has some serious challenges to deal with this session – not least of which the more than $12 billion budget deficit threatening to hamstring state progress. While candidates and lawmakers talk about either new taxes or cuts as the potential solution, the reality…
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