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Chicago Announces New Chief Resilience Officer
Like other global cities, Chicago faces many challenges at the outset of the 21st Century. Overcoming these requires an ability to be resilient, to bounce back from adversity and to over-prepare for eventual hardship. To help in this fight, Aaron Koch has been named the first Chief Resilience Officer in Chicago.New Chief Sustainability Officer in ChicagoTransit-Oriented Development and Waking up from the American Dream
Urban planning is one of those practices one might not notice until encountering a poor example of it. While the frustration of a long commute may annoy the lay person, urban planning wonks know that the ways we arrange and interact with our built environment can have powerful impacts. One emerging part of the urban planner’s toolbox is transit-oriented development (TOD). As our culture shifts, with more and more people opting to live in dense, urban neighborhoods and renouncing automobiles, the urban landscape must respond.New Facility Targets Tomorrow’s Electricians
The cost to install alternative energy technology has steadily dropped for the last several years. One consequence of this competitive pricing on renewables is that the next generation of electricians will need revolutionary training in order to install and maintain these revolutionary technologies. That’s why the IBEW NECA Technical Institute opened a renewable energy training field to train electricians on the latest sustainable technologies at the country’s largest outdoor training campus of its kind.Chicago Names New Heads to Building Department and Public Building Commission
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s second term has started with a little bit of department head shuffling. Felicia Davis has been named the Executive Director of the Public Building Commission and Judy Frydland is the new Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Buildings.View More Articles