Posts tagged "Urban Planning"

Al Gore: Big Polluters Able To Use Our Skies as Open Sewers

Al Gore: Big Polluters Able To Use Our Skies as Open Sewers
Al Gore Google Plus; A Conversation on Global Warming

A New Wind Blows into Chicago

A New Wind Blows into Chicago
Just in case you were waiting with bated breath, I have the update.  This evening at the Instituto Cervantes a Spanish company, Kliux announced their entry into the American wind market amid tapas and their regional red wine.  Why was this exciting?  As I mentioned in my last blog, wind energy companies are located in... Read more »

Chicago State University: Something is Fishy

Chicago State University: Something is Fishy
Emmanuel Pratt leading kids to enjoy science It’s no secret that I’m an advocate for sustainability.  I happen to think green is sexy. I cruise the web looking for articles on building with bamboo, solar energy, wind energy.  I love the stuff but recently I discovered some real green excitement taking place in a little... Read more »
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11 Hectares in England Could be 37 Acres in Chicago

11 Hectares in England Could be 37 Acres in Chicago
We are in keeping with the Ikea philosophy: We don’t want to produce for the rich or the super-rich; we want to produce for the families, for the people,” says Harald Müller, the head of LandProp A couple of months ago I carbon copied an email I sent to Kathy Boerner of Ikea to Alderman... Read more »

#FF:Even God Don’t Like Wal-Mart!

#FF:Even God Don’t Like Wal-Mart!
I admit I added the first part of the title to take advantage of the trends for today.  I will not apologize.  I just had to grab your attention.  If you are a Wal-Mart shopper, shame on you and this blog won’t go over real big with you.  If you dislike Wal-Mart as much as... Read more »

Orange, Blue and Green All Over in Bronzeville

Orange, Blue and Green All Over in Bronzeville
  Chicago Bears, Charles (Peanut) Tillman and Johnny Knox team up with TRC Bronzeville Green to beautify the neighborhood A few weeks ago Lowes, the home improvement giant, teamed up with the Chicago Bears to sponsor a vote for your favorite not for profit to beautify your neighborhood.  As soon as I received the “vote for us” request... Read more »
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Vote No R.I.P. for Rosenwald

Vote No R.I.P. for Rosenwald
  Early in my business career I learned the folly of  worrying about anything. I have always worked as hard as I could, but when a thing went wrong and could not be righted, I dismissed it from my mind. Julius Rosenwald Julius Rosenwald might not be pacing the halls of heaven wondering what will... Read more »

Cross 'Hood Bus Could Mean Green

Cross 'Hood Bus Could Mean Green
Public Transit for All Everyone in Chicago wants access to the Lakefront.  Parts of Bronzeville are fortunate to be within walking distance of the Great Michigan but most of us in Chicago’s south side community of Bronzeville are not so lucky. The rest of the City doesn’t have it easy and they want to get there... Read more »

Green Acres is the Place for Me

  Green Acres was a TV sit-com about Oliver Wendell Douglas (Eddie Albert), an  accomplished and erudite New York City attorney, acting on his dream to be a  farmer, and Lisa Douglas (Eva Gabor), his glamorous, bejeweled Hungarian wife,  dragged unwillingly from the privileged city life she adored to a ramshackle farm. At the prospect... Read more »
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No Fish Allowed

No Fish Allowed
  Headline: Aquaponic farming operations taking root May 25, 2011|By Christopher Weber, Special to the Tribune Not so fast. That was last May and aquaponics farming doesn’t seem to be any closer to becoming reality.  There are a number of Chicagoans including the Plant, 312, Greens and Gills and a couple right here in Bronzeville,  along with... Read more »
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