27 Dec '15, 3pm

Chicago has 1,900 miles of alleys.

Chicago Mayor Richard Daly, who has already sent a successful wave of green roofs over the Windy City, has turned his sights towards his next environmental challenge: greening the city’s alleys. Some 1,900 miles of alleyways that cover over 3,500 acres of city land with paved, impermeable surfaces will become the focus of the Green Alley Project with designs and improvements to help manage stormwater, reduce urban heat island effect, promote recycling and conserve energy.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/chicagos-next-lead-the-green-alley-p...

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