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Creating Corridor of Natural Habitats Along Chicago River Could Create Jobs, Reduce Flooding and Pollution, Study Says

Creating Corridor of Natural Habitats Along Chicago River Could Create Jobs, Reduce Flooding and Pollution, Study Says

A new report commissioned by Friends of the Chicago River says the development of an environmentally friendly “blue-green corridor” along the river system in northeastern Illinois would create $192 million in annual economic benefits, in addition to boosting wildlife, water quality and recreational opportunities.

It’s Important to Make Space for Wildlife In Our Growing Cities

It’s Important to Make Space for Wildlife In Our Growing Cities

Incorporating wildlife habitats within urban development and infrastructure is the right thing to do and it aids humans too.

Urban Refuge: How Cities Can Help Rebuild Declining Bee Populations

Urban Refuge: How Cities Can Help Rebuild Declining Bee Populations

ith bees threatened by habitat loss, pesticides, and climate change, researchers are finding that planting flower patches in urban gardens and green spaces can help restore these essential pollinators. The results are already being seen in cities from Chicago to London to Melbourne.

Bees in the City: Designing Green Roofs for Pollinators

Bees in the City: Designing Green Roofs for Pollinators

Green roofs are seen as a way to make up for ecological habitat fragmentation. But studies and guidelines about where and how to best construct green roofs for pollinators are just emerging.

Green Roofs Are Saving Birds and Hatching Bird-Watchers

Green Roofs Are Saving Birds and Hatching Bird-Watchers

When landscape architects attract flocks to urban centers, city dwellers are keen to look up.