Local Illinois Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is soon and we can already feel the city slowing down, preparing to curl up for a gloriously languid nap – after partaking in the iconic meal of course. Thanksgiving is a treasured American holiday, we suspect because it involves two things everyone can agree on: the benefits of a heartfelt “thanks” and the…

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The Advantage of Parklets and David Owen's Green Metropolis

In David Owen’s Green Metropolis, he makes a good argument for cities as system of choice for a sustainable future. Using Manhattan as a case in point, Owen explains that the closeness of businesses and homes, coupled with gridlocked traffic makes NYC an attractive place for cycling and walking. The book has a lot of…

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