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Chicago’s incentive strategy

Due to the risks of rainstorms, heat waves, and climate change, there is a growing interest in adopting green infrastructure in Chicago. To respond to the threat to urban flooding and the rising temperature and to adapt to future threats of climate change and sustain the urban and economic development, the city leadership analyzed both […]

Chicago’s Green Alley Program

Chicago has committed to make its built environment greener and more sustainable.  Chicago’s Department of Transportation (CDOT) is changing the city’s urban landscape with green infrastructure improvements to its alleys. Alleys make up a significant portion of Chicago’s impervious surface coverage: about 3,500 acres of impermeable surface, with about 1,900 miles of back alleys for […]

City-funded Incentives for Implementing GI in Chicago

Although the benefits of green infrastructure (GI) are well documented, initial costs associated with their installation can be prohibitive to new construction. To overcome these limitations, the city of Chicago has initiated several incentive programs to encourage new businesses to implement GI practices. This includes the Green Building Permits program, funded by the Department of […]

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