Category Archives: Transportation

Northbrook Sustainability Strategy a Model for Other Cities?

by William Wells for SUST 210 In 2011, the village of Northbrook, IL, partnered with the Park District to develop a strategy for strategic sustainability. The plan created a framework within which the community can adhere to create a more sustainable village. The … Continue reading

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The Elephant in the Room: Greener Airports and Llamas

by Jordan Diedrick for SUST 240 The annual “Airports Going Green” conference was held in Chicago in early November where awards were presented to numerous airports and airlines for promoting conservation and sustainability.  This conference has been held for the last seven … Continue reading

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O’Hare Airport’s Sustainability Initiatives

by Connor Reilly for SUST 210 O’Hare International Airport is the one of the busiest airports in the world; the fourth, to be exact. According to CNN Travel, O’Hare is the second busiest airport in the United States (falling short of … Continue reading

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The Value and Impact of the Metra Rail System in the Chicago Region

by Crayton Caudill for SUST 210 Every weekday, tens of thousands of suburban men and women hop on a train bound for Chicago. The Metra system transports over 300,000 passengers to Chicago per day in a cost efficient and environmentally friendly … Continue reading

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Housing and Transportation in Schaumburg: What about Density?

by Thomas Lewallen for SUST 210 Within recent years, Schaumburg has taken a multitude of steps to become a greener town. Starting in the 1970’s the Village created the Clean Environment Committee, now known as just the Environmental Committee, which advocated … Continue reading

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Elgin O’Hare Expressway No Longer a “Road to Nowhere”

by Jacqueline Eichele for SUST 210 When I first began using the Elgin O’Hare expressway here in the Chicago region, the road was not heavily congested during rush hour or any other time. I remember noticing over time that new mammals, … Continue reading

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Untapped Urban Land Resource: the Chicago Transit Authority

by Katie Budney for SUST 240 Most of us are familiar with the CTA as a method of transportation. Fewer of us are aware that the agency also operates in a landlord capacity. The CTA rents parking spaces, offices, and … Continue reading

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