05 Apr '12, 9am

Chicago Leads the Way in Urban Sustainable Agriculture

Chicago Leads the Way in Urban Sustainable Agriculture

The City of Chicago has been making some major leaps into sustainability . They have worked on increasing their urban green areas as well as re-purposing abandoned land into useful projects. The city also boasts more than 300 miles of bikeways, 7 million square feet of green roofs and currently has more green hotels than any city in the U.S. It is also one of the most ‘climate ready’ cities of the United States. Now the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has given a grant of $1.5 million to convert an old meat packing facility into a hub for urban agriculture. The Plant is located in the heart of Chicago’s industrial landscape. and it is probably one of the city’s most ambitious projects. The facility is going to be converted into an off-grid food processing facility. It will incorporate aquaponics, underground farming, and a brewery, as well a local ...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/04/chicago-leads-urban-s...

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