Chicago advances sustainable streets concept


Moving the most advanced sustainable design techniques to the most unlikely of places in Chicago on Cermak Rd on the west side.

Cermak Road on Chicago’s West Side is a historic, industrial artery that time almost forgot. The area is cluttered with smokestacks and corrugated steel warehouses, crisscrossed with train tracks and barbed wire fencing, viaducts and underpasses. At its center stands the brick edifice of the soon-to-be-shuttered Fisk coal-fired power plant.

via The greenest mile: Chicago pushes the limits on sustainable streets | Grist.

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