The City In A Garden Goes Green

With a twist on the traditional vision of urban green infrastructure, Chicago’s model projects not only improve aesthetics, but also provide environmental benefits.

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September 19, 2000, 6:00 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


Chicago has developed a well-deserved reputation for urban greening over the past ten years, and its best-known proponent is the city’s mayor, Richard M. Daley. Born on Arbor Day, Mayor Daley has a fondness for trees and greening that goes well beyond beautification. In Chicago, urban greening is not undertaken with the sole purpose of aesthetic improvement; it also is an important and recognized component of the city’s urban infrastructure and is considered imperative for good quality of life in all of Chicago’s 77 communities. ULI membership is required to access the full text of this article.

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